Soyuz TM-23


Soyuz TM-23
COSPAR ID1996-011A
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Mission duration193 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
Orbits completed~3,155
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size2 up
3 down
MembersYuri Onufrienko
Yury Usachov
LandingClaudie André-Deshays
CallsignСкиф (Skiph - Scythian)
Start of mission
Launch dateFebruary 21, 1996, 12:34:05 (1996-02-21UTC12:34:05Z) UTC
End of mission
Landing dateSeptember 2, 1996, 07:41:40 (1996-09-02UTC07:41:41Z) UTC
Landing site50°17′N 70°50′E / 50.28°N 70.83°E / 50.28; 70.83
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude202 kilometres (126 mi)
Apogee altitude240 kilometres (150 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

Soyuz TM-23 was the 25th crewed spacecraft to visit the Soviet Space Station Mir[1]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Yuri Onufrienko
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Yury Usachov
Second spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut None France Claudie André-Deshays
First spaceflight


  1. ^ The mission report is available here:

Coordinates: 50°17′N 70°50′E / 50.283°N 70.833°E / 50.283; 70.833