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Soyuz MS-16

Launch Time
Thu Apr 09, 2020 08:05 UTC
400th launch from Site 31/6 (including suborbital flights). First crewed flight of Soyuz 2.1a.


Soyuz 2.1a
Status: Active
Price: $48.5 million
Liftoff Thrust: 4,150 kN
Payload to LEO: 7,020 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 4
Fairing Diameter: 3.7 m
Fairing Height: 7.7 m

Mission Details

Soyuz MS-16

Soyuz MS-16 is a crewed mission to the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS will be crewed by Anatoli Ivanishin (Roscosmos), Ivan Vagner (Roscosmos) and Christopher Cassidy (NASA). The replacement crew is flying on MS-16 to replace the original crew, because cosmonaut Nikolai Tikhonov who was to fly on MS-16 was injured. Christopher Cassidy can be replaced by Akihiko Hoshide (JAXA). It will be the 168th flight of Soyuz.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 7,080 kg
Low Earth Orbit


Site 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan



25th orbital launch attempt