Soyuz TM-17



DescriptionSoyuz TM-17 was a Russian mission to the space station Mir, launched on July 1, 1993. It lasted 196 days and 17 hours, making more than 3,000 orbits of the planet Earth. The Soyuz-TM crew transports (T - транспортный - Transportnyi - meaning transport, M - модифицированный - Modifitsirovannyi - meaning modified) were fourth generation (1986–2002) Soyuz spacecraft used for ferry flights to the Mir and ISS space stations. It added to the Soyuz-T new docking and rendezvous, radio communications, emergency and integrated parachute/landing engine systems. The new Kurs rendezvous and docking system permitted the Soyuz-TM to maneuver independently of the station, without the station making "mirror image" maneuvers to match unwanted translations introduced by earlier models' aft-mounted attitude control.
Year of flight1993
Mission Duration196 days 17 hours 45 minutes 22 seconds
Days of mission197
Launch Date1/07/1993
Landing Date14/01/1994
Landing site (Mapping)49.62, 70.12
Landing site49.62, 70.12
Launch mass (kg)7150
OperatorRosaviakosmos
Docked toMir
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)388.00
Apogee (km)397.00
Orbits completed3070
Inclination (degreees)51.60
Crew size5
MembersVasili Tsibliyev Aleksandr Serebrov
MembersLaunching: Jean-Pierre Haigneré Callsign Си́риус (Sirius)
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
Spacecraft ManucaturerNPO Energia
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TM-17