Soyuz MS-05

Soyuz MS-05 was the name of a flight mission in which a Soyuz-series Russian spacecraft travelled to the International Space Station (ISS). It was the 51st visit of a Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS and the 157th flight in the Soyuz programme.


On Board

Sergey Nikolayevich Ryazansky, Randolph Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli

Rocket type

Soyuz FG

Launch location

(( Kazakhstan, Baikonur Cosmodrome, 45°57′54″N 63°18′18″E

Launch date

28th July 2017

Launch time

14:41 UTC


Launch facts
Launch facts
Regular protocol

In a return to regular protocol, the mission transported three crew members to the International Space Station. This time, ESA astronaut Nespoli was one of them.


Stage I
Stage I

46 – 85 km

Flight duration

1.58 min


5'616 km/h

Stage II
Stage II

~169 km

Flight duration

4.48 min


13'680 km/h

Stage III
Stage III

207 km

Flight duration

8.49 min


26'964 km/h

On board ISS

With the arrival of Soyuz MS-05, the crew was restored to its regular six-person level. ISS Vita is the slogan of an Italian space mission in which the astronaut Paolo Nespoli remained aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for a period of six months. The name “Vita” has a dual significance: it is the Italian word for “life” and stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability. The name says relatively little about the nature of the mission, but it is common practice for ESA astronauts to assign their missions individual slogans.

Notable facts
Notable facts
Collecting material

Fjodor Jurtschichin and Sergey Rjasanski departed the station on 17th August. During their time there, they placed various satellites into orbit, one of which contained human greetings in eleven languages. Later, they collected material samples from different areas of the Russian ISS segment and mounted handholds and struts to increase the ease of future EVA (extravehicular activity).

Undocking & landing

Launch facts
Launch facts
Express mode docking

According to plan, Soyuz MS-05 docked to the Russian ISS module Rasswet in “express mode“ - that is, after four orbits around the Earth.


It quickly became clear that the material procured for the production of Model 5 would not be enough. A second trip to Kazakhstan was required. Upon arrival, however, a big disappointment lay in store: only a small amount of the engine cladding material was able to be recovered. Most was shattered and unsuitable for use in watch face production. As a result, we left the small quantity of usable material in Kazakhstan and returned for the launch of MS-06 six weeks later.

In addition, a report on the German cable channel Pro7 provoked a great deal of upset at Roscosmos. For this, we wish to apologise: we made a mistake when issuing the image material and hope very much that this incident will not affect the future procurement of material. Thanks to Roscosmos’ willingness to indulge our vision, we’ve been able to bring the excitement of Russian space travel to the wrists of many fans.

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Soyuz MS-05

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