Human Spaceflights

International Flight No. 321

Soyuz MS-18

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Russia

Russia
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Launch, orbit and landing data

Launch date:  09.04.2021
Launch time:  07:42:40.496 UTC
Launch site:  Baikonur
Launch pad:  31
Altitude:  400 km
Inclination:  51.66°
Docking ISS:  09.04.2021, 11:05:01 UTC
Undocking ISS:  17.10.2021, 01:14:05 UTC
Landing date:  17.10.2021
Landing time:  04:35:42 UTC
Landing site:  47°21'N, 69°38'E

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Crew Soyuz MS-18

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Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position Flight No. Duration Orbits
1  Novitsky  Oleg Viktorovich  Commander 3 190d 20h 53m 02s   3056 
2  Dubrov  Pyotr Valerievich  Flight Engineer 1

 
3  Vande Hei  Mark Thomas  Flight Engineer 2

 

Crew seating arrangement

Launch
1  Novitsky
2  Dubrov
3  Vande Hei
Soyuz MS spacecraft
Landing
1  Novitsky
2  Shipenko
3  Peresild

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Shkaplerov  Anton Nikolayevich  Commander
2  Artemyev  Oleg Germanovich  Flight Engineer
3  McClain  Anne Charlotte "Annimal"  Flight Engineer
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Hardware

Launch vehicle:  Soyuz-2.1a (No. Kh15000-046)
Spacecraft:  Soyuz MS-18 (MS No. 748)

Flight

Launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The spacecraft was named after Yuri Gagarin. ISS Expedition 64 / 65. Landing 148 km southeast of Dzheskasgan.

Due to medical reasons on January 11, 2021 Andrei Babkin was replaced by Oleg Artemyev in the backup crew.

Following an only three-hours solo flight Soyuz MS-18 docked to ISS on April 09, 2021. Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and Mark Vande Hei became the ISS Expedition 64 (together with ISS Expedition 63 crew members Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and Kathleen Rubins along with SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Soichi Noguchi and Shannon Walker). With the arrival of Soyuz MS-18 ISS Expedition 64 became a ten-person-crew.

Graphics / Photos

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Soyuz MS crew in training
Soyuz MS-18 rollout Soyuz MS-18 rollout
Soyuz MS-18 erection Soyuz MS-18 erection
Soyuz MS-18 on the launch pad Soyuz MS-18 on the launch pad
Soyuz MS-18 launch Soyuz MS-18 launch
Soyuz MS-18 landing Soyuz MS-18 recovery

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Last update on October 20, 2021.

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