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
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
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