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Soyuz MS-03

Launch Time
Thu Nov 17, 2016 20:20 UTC


Soyuz FG
Status: Retired
Liftoff Thrust: 4,550 kN
Payload to LEO: 7,300 kg
Payload to GTO: 0 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Rocket Height: 51.32 m
Fairing Diameter: 3.0 m
Fairing Height: 15.59 m

Mission Details

Soyuz MS-03

Soyuz MS-03 transported three members of the Expedition 50 crew to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz is a Soviet crewed spacecraft, developed to perform lunar missions with crew. This version called 7K will fly 4 times on the giant launcher N1, and several tens of times on Proton to fly over the Moon, which will be successful during the mission Zond 4. Soyuz will become the first spacecraft to transport living beings on the Moon during the flight of Zond 5, with two turtles. Thereafter, it is adapted to the low orbit and will fly on the Soyuz launcher to supply the Soviet Salyut and Mir stations, and the ISS.

Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 7,250 kg
Low Earth Orbit


Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan



71st orbital launch attempt

Soyuz FG

58th mission
4th mission of 2016
58th successful mission