Soyuz TM-28

Soyuz TM-28

Soyuz TM-28
Operator Rosaviakosmos
Mission duration 198 days, 16 hours, 31 minutes, 19 seconds
Orbits completed 3,144
Spacecraft properties
Spacecraft type Soyuz-TM
Manufacturer RKK Energia
Crew size 3 up
2 down
Members Gennady Padalka
Launching Sergei Avdeyev
Yuri Baturin
Landing Ivan Bella
Callsign Альтаи́р (Altair)
Start of mission
Launch date August 13, 1998, 09:43:11 (1998-08-13T09:43:11Z) UTC
Rocket Soyuz-U
End of mission
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Landing site
100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Kijma
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Low Earth
Perigee 190 kilometres (120 mi)
Apogee 273.7 kilometres (170.1 mi)
Inclination 51.64 degrees
Period 88.5 minutes
Docking with Mir

Soyuz programme
(Manned missions)
← Soyuz TM-27 Soyuz TM-29

TM-28 was a Soyuz mission to the Mir space station.


Position Launching crew Landing crew
Commander  Gennady Padalka
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer  Sergei Avdeyev
Third spaceflight
Research Cosmonaut  Yuri Baturin
First spaceflight
 Ivan Bella
First spaceflight

Mission Accomplishments

  • Docked with Mir.
  • Baturin became the first Russian politician in space.
  • Padalka and Avdeyev performed an EVA on 15.09.1998 (30 m) into the module Spektr (new cables connected for solar structures).


  • Padalka and Avdeyev became 26th resident crew of Mir.
  • Baturin landed on August 25, 1998 (5:22 UT) with Soyuz TM-27.
  • Avdeyev landed on August 28, 1999 (0:41 UT) with Soyuz TM-29.