Soyuz TM-28


Soyuz TM-28
COSPAR ID1998-047A
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Mission duration198 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
Orbits completed3,144
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersGennady I. Padalka
LaunchingSergei Avdeyev
Yuri Baturin
LandingIvan Bella
CallsignАльтаи́р (Altair)
Start of mission
Launch dateAugust 13, 1998, 09:43:11 (1998-08-13UTC09:43:11Z) UTC[1]
End of mission
Landing dateFebruary 28, 1999, 02:14:30 (1999-02-28UTC02:14:31Z) UTC
Landing site50°42′N 67°12′E / 50.700°N 67.200°E / 50.700; 67.200
100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Kijma
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude190 kilometres (120 mi)
Apogee altitude273.7 kilometres (170.1 mi)
Inclination51.64 degrees
Period88.5 minutes
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

TM-28 was a Soyuz mission to the Mir space station.[2]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander Russia Gennady I. Padalka
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer Russia Sergei Avdeyev
Third and last spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut Russia Yuri Baturin
First spaceflight
Slovakia Ivan Bella
Only spaceflight

Mission Accomplishments

  • Docked with Mir.
  • Baturin became the first Russian politician in space.
  • Padalka and Avdeyev performed an EVA on 15.09.1998 (30 m) into the module Spektr (new cables connected for solar structures).


  • Padalka and Avdeyev became 26th resident crew of Mir.
  • Baturin landed on August 25, 1998 (5:22 UT) with Soyuz TM-27.
  • Avdeyev landed on August 28, 1999 (0:41 UT) with Soyuz TM-29.


  1. ^ Williams, David R. "Soyuz-TM 28". NSSDCA Master Catalog. NASA. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  2. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Mir operations in 1998". Russian Space Web. Archived from the original on 25 April 2021. Retrieved 25 April 2021.