Soyuz TMA-9



DescriptionSoyuz TMA-9 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz FG launch vehicle. It was a human spaceflight mission transporting personnel to and from the ISS. It launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 18 September 2006 at 08:09 MSD (04:09 UTC), docked with the ISS at 09:21 MSD (05:21 UTC) on 20 September, and returned to Earth on 21 April 2007. Soyuz TMA-9 transported two-thirds of ISS Expedition 14 to the space station along with one "spaceflight participant" who performed several experiments on behalf of the European Space Agency.
Year of flight2006
Mission Duration215 days 8 hours 22 minutes
Days of mission215
Launch Date18/09/2006
Landing Date21/04/2007
Launch site (Mapping)Baikonur Cosmodome
Launch mass (kg)7270
OperatorRoskosmos
Docked toISS
Reference systemGeocentric
Perigee (km)200.00
Apogee (km)242.00
Orbital period (minutes)88.64
Inclination (degreees)51.67
Crew size3
MembersMikhail Tyurin Michael López-Alegría
MembersLaunching: Anousheh Ansari
MembersLanding: Charles Simonyi Callsign Vostok
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA
Spacecraft ManucaturerRKK Energia
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_TMA-9