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Spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21"


BRIEFLY ABOUT SPACECRAFT
Registration number 2011-012A / 37382
Time and date of launch (UTC) 22h.18m.20s.   April 04, 2011
Launch site Baikonur, LC 1
Launch vehicle Soyuz-FG
Spacecraft mass (kg)
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) 51.65
   - period (minutes) 88.8
   - perigee (km) 201
   - apogee (km) 255
Time and date of landing (UTC) 03h.59m.44s.   September 16, 2011
Place of landing ~149 km SE of Dzhezkazgan
Duration 164d.05h.41m.24s.
Number of revolutions around Earth 2575
Summary Delivery of the new crew to the ISS. 61st manned fly to the ISS (flight ISS-26S). Spacecraft named "Gagarin" by the name of the first cosmonaut of the world Yuri Gagarin.



CREW
Ord.
num.
Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Cdr
FE/PE-27,PE-28/ISS
Samokutyayev, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Shkaplerov, Anton Nikolayevich
2 FE
FE/PE-27/ISS; Cdr/PE-28/ISS
Borisenko, Andrei Ivanovich Ivanishin, Anatoli Alekseyevich
3 FE
FE/PE-27,PE-28/ISS
Garan, Ronald John Burbank, Daniel Christopher
Call sign Tarkhany


TIMELINE
Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
Station's revo-
lution number
Explanation
Apr 04, 2011 22:18:20 1 ISS:70936 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21" , flight ISS-26S (crew: Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ).
Apr 06, 2011 23:09:17 33 ISS:70968 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21"   (crew: Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ) to the docking port of module "Poisk"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA20"   - "Progress M-09M"   - "ATV-2" .
Apr 07, 2011 02:13 35 ISS:70970 Opened hatches between spacecraft Soyuz-TMA21 and ISS (crew of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21" : Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' opening: Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman,   Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan.
Apr 22, 2011 11:41 1330 ISS:71213 Undocking of "Progress M-09M"   from the docking port of module "Pirs"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA20"   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "ATV-2" .
Apr 26, 2011 12:36:00 1394 ISS:71276 Deorbit burn of "Progress M-09M" .
Apr 26, 2011 13:22:53 1394 ISS:71277 End of existence of "Progress M-09M" .
Apr 27, 2011 13:05:21 1 ISS:71292 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-10M" .
Apr 29, 2011 14:28:44 34 ISS:71325 Docking of "Progress M-10M"   to the docking port of module "Pirs"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA20"   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "ATV-2" .
May 16, 2011 12:56:28 1 ISS:71592 Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-134" , flight ISS-ULF6 (crew: Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ).
May 18, 2011 10:14 30 ISS:71621 Docking of "STS-134"   mission spacecraft (crew: Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ) to PMA-2   of module "Harmony"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA20"   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Progress M-10M"   - "ATV-2" .
May 18, 2011 11:38 31 ISS:71622 Opened hatches between spacecraft Endeavour and ISS (crew of mission "STS-134" : Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' opening: Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman,   Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan,   Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff.
May 20, 2011 07:10
ISS:71651 Beginning of EVA ( Feustel,   Chamitoff ); the 1st [of 4] EVA of the mission "STS-134" . The 94th EVA from airlock Quest.
May 20, 2011 13:29
ISS:71655 Ending of EVA ( Feustel,   Chamitoff ), duration 6:19; mission "STS-134" .
May 22, 2011 06:05
ISS:71682 Beginning of EVA ( Feustel,   Fincke ); the 2nd [of 4] EVA of the mission "STS-134" . The 95th EVA from airlock Quest.
May 22, 2011 14:12
ISS:71687 Ending of EVA ( Feustel,   Fincke ), duration 8:07; mission "STS-134" .
May 23, 2011 18:45 2504 ISS:71706 closed hatches between spacecraft Soyuz-TMA20 and ISS (crew of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA20" : Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' closing: Borisenko,   Samokutyayev,   Garan,   Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff.   With undocking expedition number changed from ISS-27 to ISS-28.
May 23, 2011 21:35:17 2506 ISS:71708 undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA20"   (crew: Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman ) from the docking port of module "Rassvet"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Endeavour"   - "Progress M-10M"   - "ATV-2" .
May 24, 2011 01:36:51 2508 ISS:71710 deorbit burn of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA20"   (crew: Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman ).
May 24, 2011 02:26:40 2509 ISS:71711 landing of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA20"   (crew: Kondratyev,   Nespoli,   Coleman ).
May 25, 2011 05:43
ISS:71729 Beginning of EVA ( Feustel,   Fincke ); the 3rd [of 4] EVA of the mission "STS-134" . The 96th EVA from airlock Quest.
May 25, 2011 12:37
ISS:71733 Ending of EVA ( Feustel,   Fincke ), duration 6:54; mission "STS-134" .
May 27, 2011 04:15
ISS:71759 Beginning of EVA ( Fincke,   Chamitoff ); the 4th [of 4] EVA of the mission "STS-134" . The 97th EVA from airlock Quest.
May 27, 2011 11:39
ISS:71764 Ending of EVA ( Fincke,   Chamitoff ), duration 7:24; mission "STS-134" .
May 29, 2011 11:23 205 ISS:71796 Closed hatches between spacecraft Endeavour and ISS (crew of mission "STS-134" : Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' closing: Borisenko,   Samokutyayev,   Garan.
May 30, 2011 03:55 215 ISS:71806 Undocking of "STS-134"   mission spacecraft (crew: Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ) from PMA-2   of module "Harmony"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21 - "   Progress M-10M" - "ATV-2" .
Jun 01, 2011 05:29:43 248 ISS:71839 Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-134"   (crew: Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ).
Jun 01, 2011 06:35:36 249 ISS:71840 Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-134"   (crew: Kelly,   Johnson,   Fincke,   Vittori,   Feustel,   Chamitoff ).
Jun 07, 2011 20:12:45 1 ISS:71943 Lift-off spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA02M" , flight ISS-27S (crew: Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa ).
Jun 09, 2011 21:18 33 ISS:71975 Docking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA02M"   (crew: Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa ) to the docking port of module "Rassvet"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Progress M-10M"   - "ATV-2" .
Jun 10, 2011 00:34 35/36 ISS:71978 Opened hatches between spacecraft Soyuz-TMA02M and ISS (crew of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA02M" : Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' opening: Borisenko,   Samokutyayev,   Garan,   Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa.
Jun 20, 2011 14:46:33 1950 ISS:72144 Undocking of "Joghann Kepler"   from the aft docking port of module "Zvezda"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Soyuz-TMA02M"   - "Progress M-10M" .
Jun 21, 2011 14:38:15 1 ISS:72159 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-11M" .
Jun 21, 2011 20:05:07 1969 ISS:72163 2nd deorbit burn of "Joghann Kepler" . The first one was at 17:08 UTC.
Jun 21, 2011 20:52? 1969 ISS:72163 End of existence of "Joghann Kepler" .
Jun 23, 2011 16:37:03 34 ISS:72192 Docking of "Progress M-11M"   to the aft docking port of module "Zvezda"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Soyuz-TMA02M"   - "Progress M-10M" .
Jul 08, 2011 15:29:04 1 ISS:72425 Lift-off Shuttle, mission "STS-135" , flight ISS-ULF7 (crew: Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ).
Jul 10, 2011 15:07:24 32 ISS:72456 Docking of "STS-135"   mission spacecraft (crew: Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ) to PMA-2   of module "Harmony"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "-02"   - "Progress M-10M"   - "Progress M-11M" .
Jul 10, 2011 16:47 33 ISS:72457 Opened hatches between spacecraft Atlantis and ISS (crew of mission "STS-135" : Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' opening: Borisenko,   Samokutyayev,   Garan,   Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa,   Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim.
Jul 11, 2011 10:46?
ISS:72469 MPLM Raffaello berthed on bottom (nadir) port of module "Harmony"   of ISS (spacecraft "STS-135" , operators of the robot arm Hurley   and Magnus ).
Jul 12, 2011 13:22
ISS:72486 Beginning of EVA ( Fossum,   Garan ); the 1st [of 2] EVA of the expedition ISS-28. The 98th EVA from airlock Quest.
Jul 12, 2011 19:53
ISS:72491 Ending of EVA ( Fossum,   Garan ), duration 6:31; expedition ISS-28.
Jul 18, 2011 10:48
ISS:72578 MPLM Raffaello unberthed from bottom (nadir) port of module "Harmony"   of ISS (spacecraft "STS-135" , operators of the robot arm Hurley   and Magnus ).
Jul 18, 2011 14:28 157 ISS:72581 Closed hatches between spacecraft Atlantis and ISS (crew of mission "STS-135" : Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' closing: Borisenko,   Samokutyayev,   Garan,   Volkov,   Fossum,   Furukawa.
Jul 19, 2011 06:28 167 ISS:72591 Undocking of "STS-135"   mission spacecraft (crew: Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ) from PMA-2   of module "Harmony"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "-02"   - "Progress M-10M"   - "Progress M-11M" .
Jul 21, 2011 08:49:04 200 ISS:72624 Deorbit burn of Shuttle, mission "STS-135"   (crew: Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ).
Jul 21, 2011 09:57:54 201 ISS:72625 Landing of Shuttle, mission "STS-135"   (crew: Ferguson,   Hurley,   Magnus,   Walheim ).
Aug 03, 2011 14:51
ISS:72831 Beginning of EVA ( Volkov,   Samokutyayev ); the 2nd [of 2] EVA of the expedition ISS-22. The 33rd EVA from airlock Pirs.
Aug 03, 2011 21:13
ISS:72835 Ending of EVA ( Volkov,   Samokutyayev ), duration 6:22; expedition ISS-28.
Aug 23, 2011 09:37:32 982 ISS:73140 Undocking of "Progress M-11M"   from the aft docking port of module "Zvezda"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA21"   - "Soyuz-TMA02M"   - "Progress M-10M" .
Aug 24, 2011 13:00:08 1 ISS:73158 Lift-off cargo "Progress M-12M" .
Aug 24, 2011 13:05:33 1 ISS:73158 Launch abort of "Progress M-12M"   while 3rd stage engine working.
Sep 01, 2011 09:34:31 1123 ISS:73280 Deorbit burn of "Progress M-11M" .
Sep 01, 2011 10:21:41 1123 ISS:73281 End of existence of "Progress M-11M" .
Sep 15, 2011 21:30? 2571 ISS:73507 closed hatches between spacecraft Soyuz-TMA21 and ISS (crew of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21" : Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ).

Crew of ISS after hatches' closing: Fossum,   Volkov,   Furukawa.   With undocking expedition number changed from ISS-28 to ISS-29.
Sep 16, 2011 00:38:12 2573 ISS:73509 undocking of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21"   (crew: Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ) from the docking port of module "Poisk"   of orbital complex ISS   - "Soyuz-TMA02M"   - "Progress M-10M" .
Sep 16, 2011 03:05:25 2575 ISS:73510 deorbit burn of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21"   (crew: Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ).
Sep 16, 2011 03:59:44 2576 ISS:73511 landing of spacecraft "Soyuz-TMA21"   (crew: Samokutyayev,   Borisenko,   Garan ).

Sources:
  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions
  


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