Soyuz TM-15
COSPAR ID1992-046A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.22054Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration188 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
Orbits completed~3,070
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftSoyuz 7K-STM No. 65
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersAnatoly Solovyev
Sergei Avdeyev
LaunchingMichel Tognini
CallsignRodnik (Spring)
Start of mission
Launch dateJuly 27, 1992, 06:08:42 (1992-07-27UTC06:08:42Z) UTC
End of mission
Landing dateFebruary 1, 1993, 03:49:57 (1993-02-01UTC03:49:58Z) UTC
Landing sitenear Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee altitude216 kilometres (134 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
Docking dateJuly 29, 1992, 07:49:05 UTC
Undocking dateFebruary 1, 1993, 00:19:47 UTC
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th expedition to the Mir space station.[1] It included spationaut Michel Tognini from France. The Soyuz TM-15 flight set what was then a new Soyuz spacecraft on orbit endurance record.[2]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Anatoly Solovyev
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Sergei Avdeyev
First spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut France Michel Tognini
First spaceflight

Mission highlights

Michel Tognini, passenger aboard Soyuz- TM 15, was the third Frenchman to visit a space station. He conducted ten experiments using 300 kg of equipment delivered by Progress-M flights. Tognini spent 2 weeks in space as part of ongoing space cooperation between Russia and France.


  1. ^ The full mission report is available here:
  2. ^ "Soyuz TM-15". Archived from the original on July 26, 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-22.