Soyuz TMA-17M
ISS-44 Typhoon Soudelor with Soyuz TMA-17M and Progress M-28M.jpg
Soyuz TMA-17M flying above Typhoon Soudelor while docked to the ISS
COSPAR ID2015-035A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.40744
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA 11F732A47 No.717
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersOleg Kononenko
Kimiya Yui
Kjell N. Lindgren
Start of mission
Launch date22 July 2015
21:02:45 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date11 December 2015
13:12 UTC
Landing siteKazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date23 July 2015
02:45 UTC
Undocking date11 December 2015
09:47 UTC
Time docked141 days, 7 hours, 2 minutes
Soyuz TMA-17M crew at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.jpg

(l-r) Kononenko, Lindgren and Yui
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TMA-17M was a 2015 flight to the International Space Station. It transported three members of the Expedition 44 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-17M was the 126th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft; the first having occurred in 1967. The crew consisted of a Russian commander accompanied by Japanese and American astronauts. The capsule remained docked to the space station for about five months until the scheduled departure of Expedition 45 in December 2015. Soyuz TMA-17M landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan on 11 December, 2015, in a rare night landing.


Position[1] Crew Member
Commander Russia Oleg Kononenko, RSA
Expedition 44
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Japan Kimiya Yui, JAXA
Expedition 44
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Kjell N. Lindgren, NASA
Expedition 44
First spaceflight

Backup crew

Position[2] Crew Member
Commander Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United Kingdom Timothy Peake, ESA
Flight Engineer 2 United States Timothy Kopra, NASA

Mission Insigna

The mission patch for the mission is completely based on Apollo 17 insignia.


See also


  1. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  2. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".