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Soyuz MS-01
""Soyuz MS-01 docked to the ISS.jpg
Soyuz MS-01 docked to the ISS
Operator "Roscosmos
"COSPAR ID 2016-044A
"SATCAT no. 41639
Mission duration 115 days 2 hours 22 minutes
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type "Soyuz-MS 11F747
Manufacturer "RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members "Anatoli Ivanishin
"Takuya Onishi
"Kathleen Rubins
Callsign Irkut
Start of mission
Launch date 7 July 2016
01:36 UTC[1]
Rocket "Soyuz-FG
End of mission
Landing date 30 October 2016
03:58 UTC[2]
Orbital parameters
Reference system "Geocentric
Regime "Low Earth
Docking with "ISS
Docking port "Rassvet nadir
Docking date 9 July 2016 04:12 UTC[3]
Undocking date 30 October 2016 00:35 UTC


""Expedition 46 backup crew members in front of the Soyuz TMA spacecraft mock-up in Star City, Russia.jpg
(l-r) Ivanishin, Rubins and Onishi
"Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz MS-01 was a 2016 "Soyuz spaceflight to the "International Space Station.[4] Originally scheduled for launch in June 2016, the mission successfully lifted off from Kazakhstan on July 7, 2016.[5] It transported three members of the "Expedition 48 crew to the "International Space Station. MS-01 is the 130th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, and the first with the new version "Soyuz MS. The crew consisted of a "Russian commander, a "Japanese flight engineer, and an "American flight engineer.

On 6 June 2016, the launch was rescheduled to July 2016 due to flaws in the control system that could affect the docking to the ISS.[6] The spacecraft was successfully docked on 9 July 2016[3] and returned to Earth on 30 October 2016.[2]


"Position[7] Crew Member
Commander "Russia "Anatoli Ivanishin, "RSA
"Expedition 48
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 "Japan "Takuya Onishi, "JAXA
Expedition 48
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 "United States "Kathleen Rubins, "NASA
Expedition 48
First spaceflight

Backup crew[edit]

"Position[8] Crew Member
Commander "Russia "Oleg Novitskiy, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 "France "Thomas Pesquet, "ESA
Flight Engineer 2 "United States "Peggy Whitson, NASA


  1. ^ "Crew Launches for Two-Day Ride to Station". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Soyuz MS crew return". Roscosmos. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Garcia, Mark (9 July 2016). "Expedition 48-49 Crew Docks to New Home in Space". blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation. 
  4. ^ "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "First flight of upgraded Russian Soyuz MS spacecraft lifts off for space station". 
  6. ^ "Launch of new series manned spacecraft rescheduled due to risk of docking disruption". TASS news agency. 6 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). astronaut.ru. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  8. ^ astronaut.ru (2015). "Планируемые полёты" (in Russian). 
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