Soyuz MS-05

Soyuz MS-05 was a Soyuz spaceflight which launched on 28 July 2017.[1] It transported three members of the Expedition 52 crew to the International Space Station. MS-05 was the 134th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. The crew consists of a Russian commander, and a European and an American flight engineer. It returned to Earth on 14 December 2017 after 139 days on orbit.

Soyuz MS-05
The launch of Soyuz MS-05
COSPAR ID2017-043A
SATCAT no.42898
Mission duration139d 4h 57m 16s
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-MS 11F747
ManufacturerRKK Energia
Crew size3
MembersSergey Ryazansky
Paolo A. Nespoli
Randolph J. Bresnik
CallsignBorei (Boreas)
Start of mission
Launch date28 July 2017 15:41 UTC[1]
Launch siteBaikonur Pad 1/5
End of mission
Landing date14 December 2017 08:38 UTC[2]
Landing siteKazakhstan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Docking with ISS
Docking portRassvet nadir
Docking date28 July 2017 21:54 UTC[1]
Undocking date14 December 2017 05:14 UTC[3]
Time docked138d 7h 20m

From left to right: Nespoli, Ryazansky, Bresnik
Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)


Position[4] Crew Member
Commander Sergey Ryazansky, RSA
Expedition 52
Second and last spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 Randolph J. Bresnik, NASA
Expedition 52
Second spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 Paolo Nespoli, ESA
Expedition 52
Third and last spaceflight

Backup crew

Position[5] Crew Member
Commander Alexander Misurkin, RSA
Flight Engineer 1 Mark Vande Hei, NASA
Flight Engineer 2 Norishige Kanai, JAXA


  1. Richardson, Derek (28 July 2017). "ISS crew size increases to 6 with Soyuz MS-05 docking". Spaceflight Insider. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  2. "Soyuz MS-05 returns crew back to Earth". 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  3. Soyuz MS-05 begins journey back to Earth
  4. "NASA Updates 2017 International Space Station Crew Assignments". NASA. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  5. "Manned Spaceflight Launch and Landing Schedule". spacefacts. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
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