Soyuz TMA-16M

Soyuz TMA-16M

Soyuz TMA-16M
Operator Roskosmos
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F747
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Gennadi Padalka
Launching Mikhail Korniyenko
Scott Kelly
Landing Andreas Mogensen
Sarah Brightman
Callsign Титан ("Titan")
Start of mission
Launch date March 2015
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing date October 2015
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Docking with ISS

(l-r) Korniyenko, Padalka and Kelly

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TMA-15M Soyuz TMA-17M

Soyuz TMA-16M is a planned 2015 flight to the International Space Station.[1] It will transport three members of the Expedition 43 crew to the Station. TMA-16M will be the 125th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft, the first having launched in 1967. The Soyuz will most likely remain docked to the Station for the Expedition 44 increment to serve as an emergency escape vehicle until its scheduled departure in October 2015.

Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko will perform the first one-year stay at the Space Station,[1] returning in Soyuz TMA-18M.

Crew and passenger

Position[2] Launching Crew Member Landing Crew Member
Commander Gennady Padalka, RSA
Expedition 43
Fifth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Mikhail Korniyenko, RSA
Expedition 43
Second spaceflight
Andreas Mogensen, ESA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2/
Scott Kelly, NASA
Expedition 43
Fourth spaceflight
Sarah Brightman, spaceflight participant
First spaceflight

Backup crew

Position[3] Crew Member
Commander Aleksandr Kaleri, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Sergey Volkov, RSA
Flight Engineer 2 Jeffrey Williams, NASA


  1. ^ a b NASA, Roscosmos Assign Veteran Crew to Yearlong Space Station Mission NASA, 2012-11-26.
  2. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Русский). Retrieved 2012-06-30. 
  3. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".