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Soyuz TMA-5
Soyuz TMA-5 launch.jpg
Soyuz TMA-5 launch
COSPAR ID2004-040A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.28444Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration192 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes
Orbits completed~2,900
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA 11F732
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersSalizhan Sharipov
Leroy Chiao
LaunchingYuri Shargin
LandingRoberto Vittori
CallsignTyan-Shan ("Heavenly Mountains")
Start of mission
Launch dateOctober 14, 2004, 03:06 (2004-10-14UTC03:06Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing dateApril 24, 2005, 22:08 (2005-04-24UTC22:09Z) UTC
Landing site90 kilometres (56 mi) north of the town of Arkalyk
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude~200 kilometres (120 mi)
Apogee altitude~252 kilometres (157 mi)
Inclination~51.7 degrees
Period~88.7 minutes
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs nadir
Docking date16 October 2004
04:16 UTC
Undocking date29 November 2004
09:29 UTC
Time docked33d 5h 13m
Docking with ISS
Docking portZarya nadir
Docking date29 November 2004
09:53 UTC
Undocking date24 April 2005
18:44 UTC
Time docked146d 8h 51m
Soyuz TMA-5 Patch.png
Chiao, Shargin, Sharipov.jpg

From left to right: Chiao, Shargin and Sharipov
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TMA-5 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.[1]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Salizhan Sharipov, RKA[2]
Expedition 10
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer United States Leroy Chiao, NASA[2]
Expedition 10
Fourth and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Yuri Shargin, RKA[3]
Only spaceflight
Italy Roberto Vittori, ESA[2]
Second spaceflight

TMA 5 ISS 10 Crew patches were designed by Seán O'Mara for USSR Airspace.

Docking with ISS

Mission highlights

25th crewed flight to ISS.

Soyuz TMA-5 is a Soyuz spacecraft that was launched on October 14, 2004 by a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The Expedition 10 crew, Leroy Chiao of the US and Salizhan Sharipov of Russia replaced the Expedition 9 crew, Gennady Padalka - Cdr. Russia and Edward Fincke U.S.A.

The launch of Expedition 10 was delayed beyond its scheduled October 9, 2004 launch date. During preflight testing, an explosive bolt was accidentally activated on the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft. The resulting damage was repaired prior to launch.

The docking maneuver had to be done manually, as the approach by the automatic system was too fast.

The undocking was done manually as well, as a cautionary measure to save power on a faulty battery.

After 193 days in the station the Expedition 10 crew returned to a soft landing in Kazakhstan together with Italian Roberto Vittori who had flown up with the Expedition 11 crew on Soyuz TMA-6.


  1. ^ NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive
  2. ^ a b c "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about the Soyuz TMA-6 manned spacecraft launch to the ISS". NPO Energia. April 15, 2005. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about Soyuz TMA-5 transport spacecraft docking to the International Space Station". NPO Energia. October 16, 2004. Retrieved December 17, 2008.