Soyuz MS-01
Soyuz MS-01 docked to the ISS.jpg
Soyuz MS-01 docked to the ISS.
Mission typeISS crew transport
COSPAR ID2016-044A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41639
Mission duration115 days 2 hours 22 minutes
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz MS
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F732A48
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7080 kg
Crew size3
MembersAnatoli Ivanishin
Takuya Onishi
Kathleen Rubins
Start of mission
Launch date7 July 2016, 01:36 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur, Site 31 ?
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
Landing date30 October 2016,
03:58 UTC [2]
Landing siteSteppe of Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date9 July 2016, 04:12 UTC [3]
Undocking date30 October 2016 00:35 UTC
Time docked113 days
Expedition 46 backup crew members in front of the Soyuz TMA spacecraft mock-up in Star City, Russia.jpg

(l-r) Ivanishin, Rubins and Onishi
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz MS-01 was a 2016 Soyuz spaceflight to the International Space Station.[4] Originally scheduled for launch in June 2016, the mission successfully lifted off from Kazakhstan on 7 July 2016.[5] It transported three members of the Expedition 48 crew to the International Space Station. Soyuz MS-01 is the 130th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, and the first with the new version Soyuz MS. The crew consisted of a Russian commander, a Japanese flight engineer, and an American flight engineer.

On 6 June 2016, the launch was rescheduled to July 2016 due to flaws in the control system that could affect the docking to the ISS.[6] The spacecraft was successfully docked on 9 July 2016 [3] and returned to Earth on 30 October 2016.[2]


Position[7] Crew Member
Commander Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, Roscosmos
Expedition 48
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Japan Takuya Onishi, JAXA
Expedition 48
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Kathleen Rubins, NASA
Expedition 48
First spaceflight

Backup crew

Position[8] Crew Member
Commander Russia Oleg Novitskiy, Roscosmos
Flight Engineer 1 France Thomas Pesquet, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Peggy Whitson, NASA


  1. ^ "Crew Launches for Two-Day Ride to Station". NASA. Retrieved 8 July 2016. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ a b "Soyuz MS crew return". Roscosmos. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b Garcia, Mark (9 July 2016). "Expedition 48-49 Crew Docks to New Home in Space". Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ "First flight of upgraded Russian Soyuz MS spacecraft lifts off for space station". collectSPACE.
  6. ^ "Launch of new series manned spacecraft rescheduled due to risk of docking disruption". TASS. 6 June 2016.
  7. ^ Планируемые полёты. (in Russian). Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Планируемые полёты". (in Russian). 2015.