Soyuz TM-15

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Soyuz TM-15
COSPAR ID1992-046A
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Mission duration188 days, 21 hours, 41 minutes, 15 seconds
Orbits completed~3,070
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft typeSoyuz-TM
ManufacturerNPO Energia
Launch mass7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size3 up
2 down
MembersAnatoly Solovyev
Sergei Avdeyev
LaunchingMichel Tognini
CallsignRodnik (Spring)
Start of mission
Launch dateJuly 27, 1992, 06:08:42 (1992-07-27UTC06:08:42Z) UTC
End of mission
Landing dateFebruary 1, 1993, 03:49:57 (1993-02-01UTC03:49:58Z) UTC
Landing sitenear Dzhezkazgan
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
RegimeLow Earth
Perigee altitude196 kilometres (122 mi)
Apogee altitude216 kilometres (134 mi)
Inclination51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir
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Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)

Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th expedition to the Mir space station.[1] It included spationaut Michel Tognini from France. The Soyuz TM-15 flight set what was then a new Soyuz spacecraft on orbit endurance record.[2]


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

Mission highlights[edit]

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:
  2. ^ "Soyuz TM-15". Retrieved 2017-11-22.