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Mission

10-day iriss mission, part of Expedition 45

Launch site

Baikonur, Kazakhstan

Launch spacecraft

Soyuz TMA-18M

Launch

International Space Station Soyuz launch 44S

Soyuz TMA-18M approaches Space Station
Soyuz TMA-18M approaches Space Station

Launch date

2 September 04:37 GMT

Launcher

Soyuz-FG

Docking

4 September 07:39 GMT

Hatch opening

4 September 10:15 GMT

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen back on Earth
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen back on Earth

Return spacecraft

Soyuz TMA-16M

Undocking

11 September 21:29 GMT

Landing

12 September 00:51 GMT

Mission duration

10 days

Soyuz TMA-18M crew members greeting audience at the launch pad
Soyuz TMA-18M crew members greeting audience at the launch pad

Crew

Launch:

Sergei Volkov, Roscosmos (Commander)

Andreas Mogensen, ESA (Flight engineer 1)

Aidyn Aimbetov, Kazcosmos (Flight engineer 2)

Return:

Gennady Padalka, Roscosmos (Commander)

Andreas Mogensen, ESA (Flight engineer 1)

Aidyn Aimbetov, Kazcosmos (Flight engineer 2)

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen back on Earth
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen back on Earth

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