Soyuz MS-26
NamesISS 72S
Mission typeCrewed mission to ISS
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz MS
ManufacturerRSC Energia
Crew size3
Start of mission
Launch date11 September 2024 (planned)[2]
Launch siteBaikonur Cosmodrome, Site 31
ContractorProgress Rocket Space Centre
End of mission
Landing dateMarch 2025 (planned)
Landing siteKazakh Steppe, Kazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date11 September 2024 (planned)
Undocking dateMarch 2025 (planned)

Soyuz MS-26 is a planned Russian crewed Soyuz spaceflight to launch from Baikonur in September 2024 to the International Space Station.[2][3][4]


Primary crew

Position Crew member
Commander Russia Aleksey Ovchinin, Roscosmos
Expedition 71/72
Fourth[a] spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos
Expedition 71/72
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer United States Donald Pettit, NASA
Expedition 71/72
Fourth spaceflight

Backup crew

Position Crew member
Commander Russia Sergey Ryzhikov, Roscosmos
Pilot Russia Sergey Mikayev, Roscosmos
Flight Engineer United States TBA, NASA


  1. ^ Counting the aborted flight of Soyuz MS-10, even though this did not quite cross the Kármán line. This matches NASA's count, though RSA follows the Kármán line definition.[5]


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  2. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (25 March 2024). "Space exploration in 2024". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Better Late Than Never: New ISS Crew Prepares to Fly, All-Female EVAs Possible in October - AmericaSpace". 10 September 2023. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Госкорпорация «Роскосмос»". Telegram. Retrieved 12 March 2024.
  5. ^ Gebhardt, Chris (14 March 2019). "Soyuz MS-12 docks with the Space Station –".