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Soyuz TMA-16
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ISS Expedition EO-21. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station.

AKA: Cepheus;ISS EO-21;ISS-20S. Launched: 2009-09-30. Returned: 2010-03-18. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 169.17 days.

Docked with the International Space Station at 08:35 GMT on 2 October. Carried the EO-21 crew of Suraev and Williams, and space tourist Guy Laliberte to the station. Surayev and Williams landed aboard Soyuz TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on 18 March 2010.


More at: Soyuz TMA-16.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Surayev, Williams, Jeffrey. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA.

2009 September 30 - . 07:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-16 - . Call Sign: Bort. Crew: Laliberte, Surayev, Williams, Jeffrey. Backup Crew: Barrett, Skvortsov, Walker, Shannon. Return Crew: Surayev, Williams. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 226. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 169.17 days. Decay Date: 2010-03-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 35940 . COSPAR: 2009-053A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 342 km (212 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Docked with the International Space Station at 08:35 GMT on 2 October. Carried the EO-21 crew of Suraev and Williams, and space tourist Guy Laliberte due to the station. Surayev and Williams landed aboard Soyuz TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on 18 March 2010..

2009 October 15 - . 01:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-03M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 403. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-15, Soyuz TMA-16. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 194.00 days. Decay Date: 2010-05-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 35948 . COSPAR: 2009-056A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 314 km (195 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Docked at the Pirs module of the International Space Station at 01:41 GMT on 18 October..

2009 November 16 - . 19:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-129 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Bresnik, Foreman, Hobaugh, Melvin, Satcher, Wilmore. Payload: Atlantis F31 / ExPRESS Logistics Carrier. Mass: 120,848 kg (266,424 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-15, Soyuz TMA-16, STS-129. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 10.80 days. Decay Date: 2009-11-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 36094 . COSPAR: 2009-062A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min.

    The mission was to deliver and place spare components outside the ISS station. The 11-day flight included three spacewalks. The payload bay carried two large ExPRESS Logistics Carriers holding two spare gyroscopes, two nitrogen tank assemblies, two pump modules, an ammonia tank assembly, a spare latching end effector for the station's robotic arm, a spare trailing umbilical system for the Mobile Transporter, and a high-pressure gas tank.


2009 November 19 - .
  • EVA STS-129-1 - . Crew: Foreman, Satcher. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-15, Soyuz TMA-16, STS-129. Installed a spare antenna on the stationís truss and a bracket for ammonia lines on the Unity module. Lubricated the grapple mechanism on the Payload Orbital Replacement Unit Attachment Device on the Mobile Base System and lubricated the snares of the han.

2009 November 21 - .
  • EVA STS-129-2 - . Crew: Bresnik, Foreman. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-15, Soyuz TMA-16, STS-129. Installed the GATOR (Grappling Adaptor to On-Orbit Railing) bracket to the Columbus laboratory and an additional ham radio antenna. Installed on the truss an antenna for wireless helmet camera video. Relocated the Floating Potential Measurement Unit that .

2009 November 23 - .
  • EVA STS-129-3 - . Crew: Bresnik, Satcher. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-15, Soyuz TMA-16, STS-129. Installed new High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) on Quest airlock. Installed MISSE-7A and 7B on ELC-2. Strapped two micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) shields to External Stowage Platform #2. Relocated foot restraint, released a bolt on Ammonia Tank Asse.

2010 January 14 - .
2010 February 3 - . 03:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-04M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 404 / ISS-36P. Mass: 7,400 kg (16,300 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 148.42 days. Decay Date: 2010-07-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 36361 . COSPAR: 2010-003A. Apogee: 353 km (219 mi). Perigee: 346 km (214 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS on 10 May 2010. Conducted free-flight experiments until deorbited at 13:54 GMT on 1 July..

2010 February 8 - . 09:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-130 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Payload: Endeavour F24 / Tranquility / Cupola. Mass: 121,320 kg (267,460 lb). Nation: USA. Related Persons: Behnken, Hire, Patrick, Robinson, Virts, Zamka. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 13.75 days. Decay Date: 2010-02-22 03:20:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 36394 . COSPAR: 2010-004A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 334 km (207 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Docked with the ISS at 05:06 GMT on 10 February. Primary payloads were the Tranquility module and the Cupola, a robotic control station with six windows around its sides and another in the center, providing a 360-degree view around the station..

2010 February 12 - .
2010 February 14 - .
  • EVA STS-130-2 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed ammonia plumbing and connectors between Unity, Destiny and Tranquility and covered them with thermal insulation. Prepared the nadir port on Tranquility for the relocation of the Cupola, and installed handrails on the exterior of Tranquility..

2010 February 17 - .
  • EVA STS-130-3 - . Crew: Behnken, Patrick. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-16, Soyuz TMA-17, STS-130. Installed additional ammonia plumbing between Unity and Tranquility, removed insulation and launch locks from the Cupola, installed additional handrails on the exterior of Tranquility and performed get-ahead tasks to support the installation of a PDGF on .


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