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Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th expedition to the Mir space station.[1] It included spationaut Michel Tognini from France. The Soyuz TM-15 flight set what was then a new Soyuz spacecraft on orbit endurance record.[2]

Soyuz TM-15
OperatorRosaviakosmos
COSPAR ID1992-046A
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Mission duration188 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
Orbits completed~3,070
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersAnatoly Solovyev
Sergei Avdeyev
LaunchingMichel Tognini
CallsignRodnik (Spring)
Start of mission
Launch dateJuly 27, 1992, 06:08:42 (1992-07-27UTC06:08:42Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-U2
End of mission
Landing dateFebruary 1, 1993, 03:49:57 (1993-02-01UTC03:49:58Z) UTC
Landing sitenear Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee altitude216 kilometres (134 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
 

CrewEdit

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander   Anatoly Solovyev
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer   Sergei Avdeyev
First spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut   Michel Tognini
First spaceflight
None

Mission highlightsEdit

Michel Tognini, passenger aboard Soyuz- TM 15, was the third Frenchman to visit a space station. He conducted ten experiments using 300 kg of equipment delivered by Progress-M flights. Tognini spent 2 weeks in space as part of ongoing space cooperation between Russia and France.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The full mission report is available here: http://www.spacefacts.de/mission/english/soyuz-TM-15.htm
  2. ^ "Soyuz TM-15". Astronautix.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.