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Soyuz TM-33
TM-33 Soyuz approach.jpg
TM-33 approaches the ISS
COSPAR ID2001-048A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.26955Edit this on Wikidata
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
Docking portZarya nadir
Docking date23 October 2001
10:44 UTC
Undocking date20 April 2002
09:16 UTC
Time docked178d 22h 32m
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs nadir
Docking date20 April 2002
09:37 UTC
Undocking date5 May 2002
00:31 UTC
Time docked14d 14h 54m
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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
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TM-33 was a crewed Russian spaceflight which launched on October 21, 2001, on the Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It carried Russian cosmonauts Viktor Afanasyev, Konstantin Kozeyev, and French cosmonaut Claudie Haigneré to the International Space Station.


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

Docking with ISS

Mission highlights

14th crewed 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.