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Soyuz TM-25 was the 30th manned spacecraft mission to visit the Russian Space Station Mir.[1]

Soyuz TM-25
OperatorRosaviakosmos
COSPAR ID1997-003A
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Mission duration184 days, 22 hours, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
Orbits completed~2,950
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersVasili Tsibliyev
Aleksandr Lazutkin
LaunchingReinhold Ewald
CallsignСи́риус (Sirius)
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 10, 1997, 14:09:30 (1997-02-10UTC14:09:30Z) UTC
RocketSoyuz-U
End of mission
Landing dateAugust 14, 1997, 12:17:10 (1997-08-14UTC12:17:11Z) UTC
Landing site170 kilometres (110 mi) SE of Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude378 kilometres (235 mi)
Apogee altitude394 kilometres (245 mi)
Inclination51.56 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
 

CrewEdit

Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander   Vasili Tsibliyev
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer   Aleksandr Lazutkin
Only spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut   Reinhold Ewald
Only spaceflight
None

Mission highlightsEdit

This was the 30th expedition to Mir. An ESA astronaut from Germany was included on the mission.

Soyuz TM-25 is a Russian spacecraft that was launched to carry astronauts and supplies to Mir station. It was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baykonur cosmodrome at 14:09 UT to ferry three cosmonauts for a 162-day stay at the station; it docked with the station at 15:51 UT on 12 February 97. Within meters of automatic approach to the station, a slight misalignment was noted, and the commander of the module had to dock it by manual steering.

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