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Soyuz TMA-3
Operator "Rosaviakosmos
"COSPAR ID 2003-047A
"SATCAT no. 28052Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration 194 days, 18 hours, 33 minutes, 12 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,170
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type "Soyuz-TMA 11F732
Manufacturer "RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members "Alexander Kaleri
"Michael Foale
Launching "Pedro Duque
Landing "André Kuipers
Callsign Ingul
Start of mission
Launch date October 18, 2003, 05:38:03 (2003-10-18UTC05:38:03Z) UTC
Rocket "Soyuz-FG
Launch site "Baikonur "1/5
End of mission
Landing date April 30, 2004, 00:11:15 (2004-04-30UTC00:11:16Z) UTC
Landing site 50.38° N, 67.20° E
Orbital parameters
Reference system "Geocentric
Regime "Low Earth
"Perigee 193 kilometres (120 mi)
"Apogee 227 kilometres (141 mi)
"Inclination 51.67 degrees
Docking with "ISS

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"Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TMA-3 was a "Soyuz (Russian Союз ТМА-3, Union TMA-3) mission to the "International Space Station (ISS) launched by a "Soyuz FG launch vehicle which was the third flight for the TMA modification of the "Soyuz spacecraft, and the 7th Soyuz to fly to the ISS.



"Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander "Russia "Alexander Kaleri, "RKA[1]
"Expedition 8
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer "United Kingdom "United States "Michael Foale, "NASA[1]
"Expedition 8
Sixth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer "Spain "Pedro Duque, "ESA[2]
Second and last spaceflight
"Netherlands "André Kuipers, ESA[1]
First spaceflight

Original Crew[edit]

"Position Crew
Commander "Russia "Vladimir Dezhurov, "RKA
N/A (Taxi Flight)
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer "Netherlands "Andre Kuipers, "ESA
N/A (Taxi Flight)
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer "Russia "Oleg Skripochka
N/A (Taxi Flight)
First spaceflight

Mission parameters[edit]

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Docking with ISS[edit]


Mission highlights[edit]

Soyuz TMA-3 launch.

The commander of the Soyuz was "Alexander Kaleri (Russia). The flight engineer was "Michael Foale (USA), and "Pedro Duque from Spain served as the second flight engineer. After docking with the ISS they exchanged the current crew on ISS and became the eighth station crew, called "ISS Expedition Eight". During the stay on the station Michael Foale was the ISS Commander, while Alexander Kaleri was the engineer. Foale was the first American to have served on both "Mir and the ISS. Pedro Duque performed some "ESA sponsored science experiments under the mission name Cervantes and then returned with the ISS 7 crew on "Soyuz TMA-2.

The backup crew was "William McArthur, "Valery Tokarev and "André Kuipers.

Foale and Kaleri along with "André Kuipers, the third seater from "TMA-4 landed on April 29, 2004, near "Arkalyk, "Kazakhstan. A minor helium leak did not affect their mission.


  1. ^ a b c "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about the landing of Soyuz TMA-3 descent vehicle". "NPO Energia. April 30, 2004. Retrieved December 17, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Return to space for Spanish ESA astronaut". "ESA. October 16, 2003. Retrieved December 17, 2008. 
  3. ^ Energia.RU Press Release ISS

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