Soyuz TM-23

Soyuz TM-23

Soyuz TM-23
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 193 days, 19 hours, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
Orbits completed ~3,155
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Launch mass 7,150 kilograms (15,760 lb)
Crew size 2 up
3 down
Members Yuri Onufrienko
Yury Usachov
Landing Claudie André-Deshays
Callsign Скиф (Skiph - Scythian)
Start of mission
Launch date February 21, 1996, 12:34:05 (1996-02-21T12:34:05Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
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Landing site
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 202 kilometres (126 mi)
Apogee 240 kilometres (150 mi)
Inclination 51.6 degrees
Docking with Mir

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-22 Soyuz TM-24

Soyuz TM-23 was the 25th manned spacecraft to visit the Soviet Space Station Mir[1]


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander  Yuri Onufrienko
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer  Yury Usachov
Second spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut None  Claudie André-Deshays
First spaceflight


  1. ^ The mission report is available here: