Soyuz TMA-12

Soyuz TMA-12 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) which was launched by a Soyuz FG rocket at 11:16 UTC on 8 April 2008. It docked to the Pirs module of the station on 10 April 2008.[2] Landing occurred at 03:37 on 24 October. It was the first nominal landing in three missions, following separation failures on the Soyuz TMA-10 and 11 spacecraft.

Soyuz TMA-12
COSPAR ID2008-015A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.32756Edit this on Wikidata
Mission duration198d 16h 21m
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersSergey Volkov
Oleg Kononenko
LaunchingYi So-Yeon
LandingRichard Garriott
Start of mission
Launch dateApril 8, 2008, 11:16:39 (2008-04-08UTC11:16:39Z) UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing dateOctober 24, 2008, 03:37 (2008-10-24UTC03:38Z) UTC[1]
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portPirs nadir
Docking date10 April 2008
12:57 UTC
Undocking date24 October 2008
00:16 UTC
Time docked196d 11h 19m

From left to right: Yi So-yeon, Sergey Volkov, Oleg Kononenko
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

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