Soyuz MS-19

Summary

Soyuz MS-19
NamesISS 65S
Mission typeCrewed mission to ISS
OperatorRoscosmos
Mission duration174 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz MS
ManufacturerEnergia
Crew
Crew size3
Members
Start of mission
Launch date5 October 2021 (planned) [1]
RocketSoyuz-2.1a
Launch siteBaikonur Site 31
ContractorProgress
End of mission
Landing date28 March 2022 (planned)[2]
Landing siteKazakh Steppe
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portPrichal nadir
 

Soyuz MS-19 is a Soyuz spaceflight planned for launch on 5 October 2021.[1] Soyuz MS-19 will be the 147th flight of a crewed Soyuz spacecraft. The crew will consist of a Russian commander, Russian film director Klim Shipenko and a currently unnamed Russian actress. Shipenko and the actress are planned to spend about a week on the ISS before returning to Earth aboard Soyuz MS-18, with the intention of filming a movie in space.[3]

Crew

Position Launching Crew member Landing Crew member
Commander Russia Anton Shkaplerov, Roscosmos
Expedition 67
Fourth spaceflight
Spaceflight participant Russia Klim Shipenko, Channel 1
Film TBA
First spaceflight
Russia Pyotr Dubrov, Roscosmos
Expedition 68
First spaceflight
Spaceflight participant Russia TBA, Channel 1
Film TBA
First spaceflight
United States Mark T. Vande Hei, NASA
Expedition 68
Second spaceflight

Backup crew

Position Crew member
Commander Russia TBA, Roscosmos
Spaceflight participant Russia TBA
Spaceflight participant Russia TBA

[4]

Expansion of Russian Orbital Segment

Computer generated image of the Russian Orbital Segment after Nauka docking.

The ISS flight manifest drafted by Roskosmos in the fall of 2020 set the launch of the Prichal module for September 24th, 2021, with docking at Nauka's nadir port two days later.[5][6] The Prichal module will become the second addition to the Russian Orbital Segment (ROS) in 2021. One port on Prichal is equipped with an active hybrid docking port, which enables docking with the Nauka module. The remaining five ports are passive hybrids, enabling docking of Soyuz and Progress vehicles, as well as heavier modules and future spacecraft with modified docking systems.[7]

A spacewalk is planned after the arrival Prichal at the station, with a second spacewalk (by Anton Shkaplerov) planned for early in the fourth quarter of 2021. Six additional spacewalks will follow through 2022 to complete the integration of the Nauka and Prichal modules into the Russian Orbital Segment.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Launch Schedule". Spaceflight Now. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly (3 September 2020). "Planned Russian space missions in 2021: Soyuz MS-19". RussianSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Russian actress to head to ISS in 2021 to star in first feature film in space". TASS. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  4. ^ RIA News (20 March 2020). "Flight crew assignments". NASASpaceFlight.com. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  5. ^ Zak, Anatoly (9 February 2021). "ISS set for the Russian expansion". RussianSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  6. ^ Zak, Anatoly (10 October 2020). "Planned Russian space missions in 2021". RussianSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b Zak, Anatoly (15 January 2011), Prichal Node Module, UM, RussianSpaceWeb.com, retrieved 17 November 2020