Soyuz TMA-20M


Soyuz TMA-20M was a 2016 Russian Soyuz spaceflight to the International Space Station (ISS).[3] It transported three members of the Expedition 47 crew to the ISS. TMA-20M was the 129th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consisted of a Russian commander and flight engineer, as well as an American flight engineer.

Soyuz TMA-20M
Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft approaches the ISS (1).jpg
Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft approaches the ISS
COSPAR ID2016-018A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41391
Mission duration172 days 3 hours 47 minutes
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TMA-M 11F747 No.720[1]
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersAleksey Ovchinin
Oleg Skripochka
Jeffrey N. Williams
Start of mission
Launch dateMarch 18, 2016
21:26:38 UTC
Launch siteBaikonur 1/5
End of mission
Landing dateSeptember 7, 2016
01:13 UTC
Landing siteKazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portPoisk zenith
Docking dateMarch 19, 2016
03:09 UTC[2]
Undocking dateSeptember 6, 2016
21:51:30 UTC
Time docked5 months, 2 weeks, 4 days, 18 hours, 42 minutes
Soyuz TMA-20M official crew portrait.jpg
(l-r) Williams, Ovchinin and Skripochka
Soyuz programme
(Crewed missions)

It was the final flight of the Soyuz TMA-M design, being replaced by the Soyuz MS in 2016.


Position[4] Crew Member
Commander   Aleksey Ovchinin, RSA
Expedition 47
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1   Oleg Skripochka, RSA
Expedition 47
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2   Jeffrey Williams, NASA
Expedition 47
Fourth and last spaceflight

Backup crewEdit

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander   Sergey Ryzhikov, RSA
Flight Engineer 1   Andrei Borisenko, RSA
Flight Engineer 2   Shane Kimbrough, NASA


  1. ^ "Soyuz-TMA 01M - 20M (7K-STMA, 11F747)". Gunter's Space Page. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Launch, Docking Returns International Space Station Crew to Full Strength". NASA. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Russian Launch Manifest". Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  4. ^ Планируемые полёты (in Russian). Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  5. ^ (2013). "Орбитальные полёты".