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Soyuz TM-15

Soyuz TM-15
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 188 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,070
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer NPO Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size 3 up
2 down
Members Anatoly Solovyev
Sergei Avdeyev
Launching Michel Tognini
Callsign Rodnik (Spring)
Start of mission
Launch date July 27, 1992, 06:08:42 (1992-07-27T06:08:42Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U2
End of mission
Landing date Did not recognize date. Try slightly modifying the date in the first parameter. UTC
Landing site near Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee 216 kilometres (134 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-14 Soyuz TM-16

Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th expedition to the Mir space station.[1] It included astronaut Michel Tognini from France.


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander  Anatoly Solovyev
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer  Sergei Avdeyev
First spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut  Michel Tognini
First spaceflight

Mission highlights

Michel Tognini, passenger aboard Soyuz- TM 15, was the third Frenchman to visit a space station. He conducted ten experiments using 300 kg of equipment delivered by Progress-M flights. Tognini spent 2 weeks in space as part of ongoing space cooperation between Russia and France.


  1. ^ The full mission report is available here:
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