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Cosmonaut assignments
« on: 10/23/2006 07:04 PM »
Hello, I start this thread to post some questions I don't know, and as a thread, if you want, to post the (most of the times) unknown “movements” of the Russian Cosmonauts (with the help of the expert members of this forum).

My questions:

a) Who's the man/group that choose the russian crews?   Tsibliyev?

b) What´s the difference between a test-cosmonaut and a research-cosmonaut?

c) Will any Russian Cosmonaut fly again in the Shuttle?

d) What's the job of the cosmonaut assigned to JSC?.  Is this assignment a merit for a possible shuttle seat?

e) On the thread -Current plan of launches to ISS-  on 12/06/2005,  Anik said:      

"… First two armchairs in Soyuz TMA-7 should occupy by crewmembers of ISS Expedition 12 (William McArthur and Valery Tokarev). Two persons are «struggled» for the third armchair – future third space tourist Gregory Olsen and possible 100th Russian cosmonaut Sergey Zhukov! "

Why Zhukov?. There were more veteran engineers (Revin, Skripochka…), and more veteran pilots (even with backup experience).

Thanks and regards.

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #1 on: 10/24/2006 06:19 PM »
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TALsite - 23/10/2006  10:47 PM

a) Who's the man/group that choose the russian crews? Tsibliyev?

It is the Interdepartmental Commission (MVK), which consists of representatives of Roskosmos, RSC Energia, GCTC and Institute of medical and biologic problems (IMBP)...

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TALsite - 23/10/2006  10:47 PM

b) What's the difference between a test-cosmonaut and a research-cosmonaut?

The training of cosmonaut-verifier is more complex than of cosmonaut-researcher... The cosmonaut-verifier can be commander and flight engineer of Soyuz spacecraft, cosmonaut-researcher can not be...

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TALsite - 23/10/2006  10:47 PM

c) Will any Russian Cosmonaut fly again in the Shuttle?

No, I think...

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TALsite - 23/10/2006  10:47 PM

d) What's the job of the cosmonaut assigned to JSC?...

Cosmonauts are usually training for flights to ISS at JSC or they are simply represent their organizations there (for example, GCTC representative)...

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e) Why Zhukov?

It is because he is from Roskosmos...

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #2 on: 10/24/2006 06:27 PM »
Thanks Anik

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #3 on: 03/25/2007 06:14 PM »
New information from Sergey Shamsutdinov (one of editors of Novosti kosmonavtiki magazine):

On March 6 the Russian Main Medical Commission (GMK) has declared Konstantin Kozeyev and Aleksandr Lazutkin unusable to spaceflight due to medical problems, therefore they will leave RSC Energia's Cosmonaut Group very soon...

Also the new commander for the backup Expedition 17 crew is Gennadiy Padalka now (instead of Sergey Krikalyov)... And Yuri Lonchakov, not Michael Barratt, will be the commander of the backup Expedition 18 crew...

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #4 on: 03/25/2007 08:45 PM »

Is Sergei too busy with his new position (Vice-President)? Is he still assigned to Soyuz TMA-14/ISS-19?

 

These are the cosmonaut assignments from earlier this month (via Rex Hall):

                                                                                                                               
Designated ISS crews
Crew Prime Backup
MKS-14:Tyurin; Lopez-Alegria (NASA) 
Shuttle:S. Williams (NASA) 
MKS-15:Yurchikhin, Kotov, Simonyi (SFP)Romanenko, Kornienko, Chamitoff (NASA)
Shuttle:Anderson (NASA) 
MKS-16:Malenchenko, Whitson (NASA), Malaysian cosmonautSharipov, Fincke  (NASA)
Shuttle:Tani (NASA)Magnus (NASA)
Shuttle:Eyharts (ESA)De Winne (ESA)
MKS-17:S. Volkov, Kononenko, South Korean cosmonautKrikalyov Padalka, Sura’ev
Shuttle:Magnus (NASA)Stott (NASA)
MKS-18:Sharipov, Fincke (NASA)Lonchakov, Barrett (NASA)
Shuttle:Wakata (JAXA) Noguchi (JAXA)
Shuttle:Chamitoff (NASA)Creamer (NASA)
 
     
  • MKS Group 1: Padalka, Baturin, Tokarev
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  • MKS Group 2: Val’kov, Skvortsov
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  • MKS Group 3: Revin, Skripochka, Moshchenko, Shargin
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  • MKS Group 4: Ivanishin, Samokutyayev, Shkaplerov, Tarelkin
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  • MKS Group 5: Artem’yev, Borisenko, Serov, Aimbetov, Aymakhanov
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  • Candidate Group: Initial Training
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  • Houston: Kondrat’ev
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  • ESA-st: Eyharts, De Winne
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  • Canada: Thirsk
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  • Japan: Wakata, Noguchi
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  • Malaysia
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  • IMBP: Morukov, Ryazanskiy
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  • Energiya Dept. 291: Lazutkin, Kozeev
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  • Postmission: Tokarev
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  • ZAO: Zhukov
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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #5 on: 03/26/2007 02:34 PM »
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Suzy - 26/3/2007  12:45 AM

Is Sergei too busy with his new position (Vice-President)?

Yes, Sergey is too busy, but he also do not want more to prepare in back-up crews...

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Suzy - 26/3/2007  12:45 AM

Is he still assigned to Soyuz TMA-14/ISS-19?

Yes, Krikalyov is the commander of Expedition 19 prime crew...

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #6 on: 03/26/2007 06:43 PM »
Where is Kaleri ?

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #7 on: 03/26/2007 07:13 PM »
What are the functions of the MKS Groups?

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #8 on: 03/26/2007 07:45 PM »
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vp. - 26/3/2007  10:43 PM

Where is Kaleri?

Aleksandr continues to prepare at RSC Energia to spaceflight on Soyuz TMA No. 701 in 2009... He is not training at GCTC for now (too early for that)...

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DwightM - 26/3/2007  11:13 PM

What are the functions of the MKS Groups?

Preparation of cosmonauts for the possible including in the next prime/backup ISS Expedition crews...

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #9 on: 03/26/2007 08:15 PM »
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anik - 26/3/2007  2:45 PM

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vp. - 26/3/2007  10:43 PM

Where is Kaleri?

Aleksandr continues to prepare at RSC Energia to spaceflight on Soyuz TMA No. 701 in 2009... He is not training at GCTC for now (too early for that)...

...
OK, thanks.

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #10 on: 03/26/2007 08:37 PM »
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anik - 26/3/2007  11:45 AM

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vp. - 26/3/2007  10:43 PM

Where is Kaleri?

Aleksandr continues to prepare at RSC Energia to spaceflight on Soyuz TMA No. 701 in 2009... He is not training at GCTC for now (too early for that)...

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DwightM - 26/3/2007  11:13 PM

What are the functions of the MKS Groups?

Preparation of cosmonauts for the possible including in the next prime/backup ISS Expedition crews...

Thanks as always anik!

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #11 on: 04/03/2007 08:21 AM »
When I discovered Internet in the nineties, one of my first searches was for "cosmonaut data" and "cosmonaut assignments"... and one day I found the very helpfully Sergei A. Voevodin Reports. It was an open door to the (till then for me) unknown cosmonaut's careers.
His last post is VSA 084 dated 16-05-2000, and seems he no longer makes them.
In one of the latest (number 082) appeared the  helpfully "TsPK training groups" and "Cosmonaut's Detachments and Groups".   With spirit of gratefulness and recognition to Mr. Voevodin's work, I have made my own scheme, trying to update the names (in which I believe to know).  I hope you find it useful.  Thanks to all posters that are notifying changes.
I’m sure I have made mistakes. But it can be improved.  Both Kozeyev and Lazutkin are deleted from the group, supposing their retirement as inminent.

Also I’d like to know the meaning of the P4 column (the rank) of the
"Cosmonaut's Detachments and Groups".  Is it a sort of military rank, or time in the cosmonaut’s group?

Regards
Carlos
EDIT:
Pdf file updated on following pages...
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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #12 on: 04/03/2007 08:50 AM »
As far as I know, Moshchenko and Zhukow are not members of the Energiya cosmonaut group.

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #13 on: 04/20/2007 07:49 AM »
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As far as I know, Moshchenko and Zhukow are not members of the Energiya cosmonaut group.

You’re right Olaf.   And Kononenko, Aimakhanov, Aimbetov and Shargin too.  Note that they’re marked with an * that means “cosmonauts who attached to the detachment (group)”.  I tried to do as the old reports were.

Any help would be appreciated to improve and update it, because probably I made mistakes and omissions.  :)

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RE: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #14 on: 04/20/2007 09:27 AM »
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TALsite - 20/4/2007  2:49 AM

And Kononenko, Aimakhanov, Aimbetov and Shargin too.  Note that they’re marked with an * that means “cosmonauts who attached to the detachment (group)”.  I tried to do as the old reports were.

Any help would be appreciated to improve and update it, because probably I made mistakes and omissions.  :)

Kononenko is a member of Energiyas Cosmonaut group since 15 Jan 1999.

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #15 on: 04/29/2007 02:06 PM »
Active Russian Cosmonauts

Cosmonauts of GCTC Detachment

1. Baturin Yuriy Mikhaylovich, Deputy Commander of GCTC Detachment,
__Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 2nd Class, 2 Spaceflights
2. Ivanishin Anatoliy Alekseyevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
3. Kondratyev Dmitriy Yuryevich, Commander of Group of GCTC Detachment, Cosmonaut-Tester
4. Kotov Oleg Valeryevich, Commander of Group of GCTC Detachment, Cosmonaut-Tester, 1 Spaceflight
5. Lonchakov Yuriy Valentinovich, Commander of GCTC Detachment,
__Cosmonaut-Tester of 2nd Class, 2 Spaceflights
6. Malenchenko Yuriy Ivanovich, Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 2nd Class, 3 Spaceflights
7. Padalka Gennadiy Ivanovich, Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 2nd Class, 2 Spaceflights
8. Romanenko Roman Yuryevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
9. Samokutyaev Aleksandr Mikhaylovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
10. Sharipov Salizhan Shakirovich, Deputy Commander of GCTC Detachment,
___Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 2 Spaceflights
11. Shkaplerov Anton Nikolaevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
12. Skvortsov Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
13. Suraev Maksim Viktorovich, Commander of Group of GCTC Detachment, Cosmonaut-Tester
14. Tarelkin Yevgeniy Igorevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
15. Tokarev Valeriy Ivanovich, Commander of Group of GCTC Detachment,
___Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 2 Spaceflights
16. Valkov Konstantin Anatolyevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
17. Volkov Sergey Aleksandrovich, Cosmonaut-Tester

Cosmonauts of RSC Energia Detachment

1. Artemyev Oleg Germanovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
2. Borisenko Andrey Ivanovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
3. Kaleri Aleksandr Yuryevich, Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 1st Class, 4 Spaceflights
4. Kononenko Oleg Dmitrievich, Cosmonaut-Tester
5. Kornienko Mikhail Borisovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
6. Kozeyev Konstantin Mirovich, Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 1 Spaceflight
7. Krikalyov Sergey Konstantinovich, Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 1st Class, 6 Spaceflights
8. Lazutkin Aleksandr Ivanovich, Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 1 Spaceflight
9. Revin Sergey Nikolaevich, Cosmonaut-Tester
10. Serov Mark Vyacheslavovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
11. Skripochka Oleg Ivanovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
12. Tyurin Mikhail Vladislavovich, Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 2 Spaceflights
13. Vinogradov Pavel Vladimirovich, Commander of RSC Energia Detachment,
___Instructor-Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 2 Spaceflights
14. Yurchikhin Fyodor Nikolaevich, Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 2 Spaceflights

Cosmonauts of IMBP Detachment

1. Morukov Boris Vladimirovich, Commander of IMBP Detachment,
__Cosmonaut-Researcher of 3rd Class, 1 Spaceflight
2. Ryazanskiy Sergey Nikolaevich, Cosmonaut-Researcher

Cosmonauts, not included into Detachments

1. Moshchenko Sergey Ivanovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
2. Zhukov Sergey Aleksandrovich, Cosmonaut-Tester
3. Shargin Yuriy Georgievich, Cosmonaut-Tester of 3rd Class, 1 Spaceflight

Candidates for Russian Cosmonauts

Misurkin Aleksandr Aleksandrovich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for GCTC Detachment
Novitskiy Oleg Viktorovich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for GCTC Detachment
Ovchinin Aleksey Nikolaevich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for GCTC Detachment
Ponomaryov Maksim Vladimirovich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for GCTC Detachment
Ryzhikov Sergey Nikolaevich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for GCTC Detachment
Serova Yelena Olegovna, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for RSC Energia Detachment
Tikhonov Nikolay Vladimirovich, candidate for cosmonaut-tester for RSC Energia Detachment

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #16 on: 04/30/2007 06:43 AM »
According to Sergey Shamsutdinov (one of editors of Novosti kosmonavtiki magazine), the new GCTC representative at JSC is Anton Shkaplerov now, instead of Dmitriy Kondratyev, who was there two time more than previous representatives...

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #17 on: 04/30/2007 08:35 AM »
Cool! Thanks!

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #18 on: 04/30/2007 01:17 PM »
Groups of preparation in GCTC
(information from Sergey Shamsutdinov)

MKS-16 (ISS Expedition 16)
Prime/Backup: Whitson/Fincke, Malenchenko/Sharipov, Tani/Magnus, Eyharts/De Winne, Reisman/Kopra

MKS-17 (ISS Expedition 17)
Prime/Backup: Volkov/Padalka, Kononenko/Suraev, Magnus/Stott

MKS-18 (ISS Expedition 18)
Prime/Backup: Fincke/Lonchakov, Sharipov/Barratt, Wakata/Noguchi, Chamitoff/Creamer

MKS-gr1 (ISS Group 1)
Baturin, Kaleri, Tokarev

MKS-gr2 (ISS Group 2)
Kondratyev, Skvortsov, Valkov

MKS-gr3 (ISS Group 3)
Moshchenko, Revin, Skripochka, Shargin

MKS-gr4 (ISS Group 4)
Ivanishin, Samokutyaev, Tarelkin

MKS-gr5 (ISS Group 5)
Aimbetov, Artemyev, Aymakhanov, Borisenko, Serov

EP-13 (Visiting Crew 13)
Prime/Backup: Shukor/Bin Khaleed

OKP (General Space Preparation)
Novitskiy, Misurkin, Ovchinin, Ponomaryov, Ryzhikov, Serova, Tikhonov

Yuzhnaya Koreya (South Korea)
Ko San, Yi So-yeon

Cosmonauts, not included in Groups of preparation in GCTC
> Yurchikhin and Kotov are performing spaceflight aboard ISS as the Expedition 15 commander and flight engineer-1 accordingly
> Tyurin is on post-flight rehabilitation at GCTC
> Shkaplerov is GCTC representative at JSC
> Kozeyev, Krikalyov, Lazutkin and Vinogradov are working in RSC Energia
> Morukov and Ryazanskiy are working in IMBP
> Zhukov is working in Roskosmos

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Re: Cosmonaut assignments
« Reply #19 on: 06/18/2007 04:23 PM »
Information from Sergey Shamsutdinov (one of editors of Novosti kosmonavtiki magazine):

Romanenko and Kornienko are now in MKS-gr2 and MKS-gr3 accordingly...

At the beginning of June the Expedition 17 backup commander Padalka was replaced by Suraev... And the new Expedition 17 backup flight engineer-1 is Skripochka now...

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