Soyuz TMA-09M was a Russian Soyuz mission to the International Space Station. It transported three members of the Expedition 36 crew to the space station. The Soyuz remained docked to the space station during Expeditions 36 and 37 to serve as an emergency escape vehicle. The spacecraft landed on 11 November 2013, carrying the same three cosmonauts who were aboard for launch. The crew of Soyuz TMA-09M consisted of Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roskosmos, Karen Nyberg of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency.
Soyuz TMA-09M departing from the ISS, 10 November 2013
|Mission type||ISS crew rotation|
|Mission duration||166 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes|
|Spacecraft||Soyuz 11F732A47 No.709|
|Spacecraft type||Soyuz-TMA 11F747|
Karen L. Nyberg
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||28 May 2013, 20:31:24UTC|
|Launch site||Baikonur 1/5|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||11 November 2013, 02:49UTC|
|Perigee altitude||408 kilometres (254 mi)|
|Apogee altitude||422 kilometres (262 mi)|
|Epoch||29 May 2013, 02:47:30 UTC|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Rassvet nadir|
|Docking date||29 May 2013, 02:10 UTC|
|Undocking date||10 November 2013, 23:26 UTC|
|Time docked||165 days, 21 hours, 16 minutes|
(l-r) Yurchikhin, Nyberg and Parmitano
|Commander|| Fyodor Yurchikhin, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1|| Karen L. Nyberg, NASA|
Second and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 2|| Luca Parmitano, ESA|
|Commander||Mikhail Tyurin, RSA|
|Flight Engineer 1||Richard Mastracchio, NASA|
|Flight Engineer 2||Koichi Wakata, JAXA|
Launch and dockingEdit
Soyuz TMA-09M was launched from Site 1/5 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch took place at 20:31:00 UTC on 28 May 2013, with a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket propelling the spacecraft into low Earth orbit. The spacecraft separated from the upper stage of the carrier rocket nine minutes after liftoff.
Docking with the ISS, using the nadir port of the Rassvet module, occurred at 02:10 UTC on 29 May, less than six hours after launch as part of a fast rendezvous profile designed to minimise the time the crew must spend in the cramped Soyuz spacecraft.
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