Soyuz TMA-19M
Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft approaches the ISS (1).jpg
The Soyuz TMA-19M approaches the ISS on 15 December 2015, seen behind the solar panels of Cygnus CRS OA-4
COSPAR ID2015-076A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41124
Mission duration185 days 22 hours 11 minutes
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA-M 11F747 No.719[1]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersYuri Malenchenko
Timothy Kopra
Timothy Peake
Start of mission
Launch date15 December 2015, 11:03:09 (2015-12-15UTC11:03:09Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date18 June 2016, 09:15 (2016-06-18UTC09:16Z) UTC[2]
Landing siteKazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking dateDecember 15, 2015
17:33:29 UTC[3]
Undocking date18 June 2016 5:52 UTC [2]
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(l-r) Kopra, Malenchenko and Peake
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TMA-19M was a 2015 Russian Soyuz spaceflight to the International Space Station. It was launched on December 15, 2015 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, transporting three members of the Expedition 46 crew to the International Space Station. TMA-19M was the 128th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft since the first in 1967. The crew consisted of a Russian commander accompanied by American and British astronauts. The flight returned to Earth on June 18, 2016. The Soyuz TMA-19M descent module is now in the collection of the UK's Science Museum Group.


Position[4] Crew Member
Flight engineer 3 Russia Yuri Malenchenko, RSA
Expedition 46
Sixth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Timothy Kopra, NASA
Expedition 46
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United Kingdom Timothy Peake, ESA
Expedition 46
First spaceflight

Backup crew

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander Russia Anatoli Ivanishin, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 United States Kathleen Rubins, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Japan Takuya Onishi, JAXA

Mission highlights

The Soyuz TMA-19M mission lifts off to the ISS on 15 December 2015
The Soyuz TMA-19M mission lifts off to the ISS on 15 December 2015

Soyuz TMA-19M was launched atop of a Soyuz-FG rocket at 11:03:09 UTC on 15 December 2015 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Following the launch, the Soyuz spacecraft successfully achieved orbital insertion 9 minutes later and began its 4-orbit journey to the Space Station. Unusually, while docking, the Kurs docking navigation system failed, and a manual docking had to be performed by Yuri Malenchenko. This delayed docking with the ISS by 10 minutes. The Soyuz docked with the ISS at 17:33:29 UTC the same day.[6] The crew then boarded the ISS at 19:58 UTC.[6]

Soyuz TMA-19M undocked on June 18, 2016 at 5:52 UTC, after being docked for 186 days. The crew landed safely in Kazakhstan, southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan on 09:15 UTC.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Soyuz-TMA 01M - 20M (7K-STMA, 11F747)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Soyuz TMA-19M lands from space station with Russian, American and Brit". 18 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Express Link-Up in Space culminates in Manual Docking – Three new Crew Members arrive at ISS". Spaceflight 101. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  4. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 2012-09-04.
  5. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".
  6. ^ a b Richardson, Derek (15 December 2015). "Astronaut trio launches to, docks with space station in Soyuz TMA-19M". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 15 December 2015.