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Soyuz TM-33 was a manned Russian space launch on Oct 21, 2001, on the Soyuz-U launch vehicle. Its mission was to carry a new crew and supplies to the International Space Station.

Soyuz TM-33
COSPAR ID2001-048A
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Mission duration195 days, 18 hours, 52 minutes, 18 seconds
Orbits completed~3,195
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
LaunchingViktor Afanasyev
Claudie Haigneré
Konstantin Kozeyev
LandingYuri Gidzenko
Roberto Vittori
Mark Shuttleworth
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 21, 2001, 08:59:35 (2001-10-21UTC08:59:35Z) UTC
End of mission
Landing dateMay 5, 2002, 03:51:53 (2002-05-05UTC03:51:54Z) UTC
Landing site26 kilometres (16 mi) SE of Arkalyk
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude191 kilometres (119 mi)
Apogee altitude227 kilometres (141 mi)
Inclination51.7 degrees
Period88.4 minutes
Docking with ISS
Soyuz TM-33 patch.png ISS-03 Soyuz TM-33 Taxi crewmembers in the Zvezda Service Module.jpg
Soyuz TM-33 Taxi crewmembers in the Zvezda Service Module
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander   Viktor Afanasyev, RKA
Fourth and last spaceflight
  Yuri Gidzenko, RKA
Third and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer   Claudie Haigneré, ESA
Second and last spaceflight
  Roberto Vittori, ESA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer/Spaceflight Participant   Konstantin Kozeyev, RKA
Only spaceflight
  Mark Shuttleworth, SA
Only spaceflight

Docking with ISSEdit

  • Docked to ISS: October 23, 2001, 10:44 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: April 20, 2002, 09:16 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)
  • Docked to ISS: April 20, 2002, 09:37 UTC (to Pirs module)
  • Undocked from ISS: May 5, 2002, 00:31 UTC (from Pirs module)

Mission highlightsEdit

14th manned mission to ISS.

Soyuz TM-33 is a Russian astronaut-transporting spacecraft that was launched by a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur at 08:59 UT on 21 October 2001. It carried two Russian and one French astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS). It docked with the ISS at 10:44 UT on 23 October. This new crew spent eight days on the ISS, and returned on the older Soyuz TM-32 at 04:59 UT on 31 October. The new Soyuz remained docked as a lifeboat craft for the then current crew of three (two Russian and one American) astronauts.

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