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Soyuz MS-11 is a Soyuz spaceflight that launched on 3 December 2018, marking the 100th orbital launch of the year.[1] Following the failure of Soyuz MS-10, the flight was advanced from 20 December to 3 December 2018.[2][3] MS-11 is the 140th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft and is transporting the three members of the Expedition 58 crew to the International Space Station. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and an American and a Canadian flight engineer.[1]

Soyuz MS-11
Expedition 58 Launch (NHQ201812030005).jpg
The launch of Soyuz MS-11
OperatorRoscosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew
Crew size3
MembersOleg Kononenko
Anne McClain
David Saint-Jacques
CallsignAntares
Start of mission
Launch date3 December 2018, 11:31 UTC[1]
RocketSoyuz-FG
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portPoisk zenith
Docking date3 December 2018, 17:33 UTC
Soyuz-MS-11-Mission-Patch.png Soyuz MS-09 backup crew in front of the Soyuz spacecraft mockup.jpg
(l-r) McClain, Kononenko and Saint-Jacques
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

CrewEdit

Position Crew member
Commander   Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Expedition 58
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1   David Saint-Jacques, CSA
Expedition 58
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2   Anne McClain, NASA
Expedition 58
First spaceflight

Backup crewEdit

Position Crew member
Commander   Aleksandr Skvortsov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1   Luca Parmitano, ESA
Flight Engineer 2   Andrew R. Morgan, NASA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Gebhardt, Chris. "100th orbital launch of 2018: International trio set for launch to Space Station – NASASpaceFlight.com". NASASpaceflight.com. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Назначены даты отправки и возвращения с МКС космонавтов после аварии на Байконуре" [Dates assigned for next flights of cosmonauts to and from the ISS after the Baikonur incident] (in Russian). Interfax. October 21, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Pietrobon, Steven (5 February 2017). "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 12 February 2017.