Soyuz TMA-5

Soyuz TMA-5

Soyuz TMA-5
Operator Roskosmos
Mission duration 192 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes
Orbits completed ~2,900
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TMA 11F732
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3
Members Salizhan Sharipov
Leroy Chiao
Launching Yuri Shargin
Landing Roberto Vittori
Callsign Tyan-Shan ("Heavenly Mountains")
Start of mission
Launch date October 14, 2004, 03:06 (2004-10-14T03:06Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-FG
Launch site Baikonur 1/5
End of mission
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Landing site 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of the town of Arkalyk
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee ~200 kilometres (120 mi)
Apogee ~252 kilometres (157 mi)
Inclination ~51.7 degrees
Period ~88.7 minutes
Docking with ISS

From left to right: Chiao, Shargin and Sharipov

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TMA-4 Soyuz TMA-6
Soyuz TMA-5 launch

Soyuz TMA-5 was a Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) launched by a Soyuz-FG launch vehicle.[2]


  • Crew 1
  • Docking with ISS 2
  • Mission highlights 3
  • References 4


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Salizhan Sharipov, RKA[1]
Expedition 10
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer Leroy Chiao, NASA[1]
Expedition 10
Fourth spaceflight
Flight Engineer Yuri Shargin, RKA[2]
First spaceflight
Roberto Vittori, ESA[1]
Second spaceflight

TMA 5 ISS 10 Crew patches were designed by Seán O'Mara for USSR Airspace.

Docking with ISS

  • Docked to ISS: October 16, 2004, 04:16 UTC (to Pirs module)
  • Undocked from ISS: November 29, 2004, 09:29 UTC (from Pirs module)
  • Docked to ISS: November 29, 2004, 09:53 UTC (to nadir port of Zarya)
  • Undocked from ISS: April 24, 2005, 18:44 UTC (from nadir port of Zarya)

Mission highlights

25th manned flight to ISS.

Soyuz TMA-5 is a Soyuz spacecraft that was launched on October 14, 2004 by a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The Expedition 10 crew, Leroy Chiao of the U.S.A. and Salizhan Sharipov of Russia replaced the Expedition 9 crew, Gennady Padalka - Cdr. Russia and Edward Fincke U.S.A.

The launch of Expedition 10 was delayed beyond its scheduled October 9, 2004 launch date. During preflight testing, an explosive bolt was accidentally activated on the Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft. The resulting damage was repaired prior to launch.

The docking maneuver had to be done manually, as the approach by the automatic system was too fast.

The undocking was done manually as well, as a cautionary measure to save power on a faulty battery.

After 193 days in the station the Expedition 10 crew returned to a soft landing in Kazakhstan together with Italian Roberto Vittori who had flown up with the Expedition 11 crew on Soyuz TMA-6.


  1. ^ a b c "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about the Soyuz TMA-6 manned spacecraft launch to the ISS".  
  2. ^ "OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE about Soyuz TMA-5 transport spacecraft docking to the International Space Station".