- Start ILV "Soyuz-FG" with TPK "Soyuz TMA-08M." Baikonur Cosmodrome. March 29, 2013
March 29 at 00.43.20 Moscow time from the launch pad complex 1 ("Gagarin's Start") Baikonur calculations of rocket launchers and space industry Russia conducted a successful launch of a space rocket "Soyuz-FG" with transport manned spacecraft (WPK) "Union TMA-08M. "
At 00.52.08 MSK TPK "Soyuz TMA-08M" cleanly separated from the third stage rocket orbiting satellite. On board the WPK 35/36-y ISS crew consisting of commander — Roscosmos cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and flight engineers — Alexander Misurkin (Roscosmos) and Christopher Cassidy (NASA). Callsign Crew — "Karat".
Further rendezvous and docking TPK "Soyuz TMA-08M" to the International Space Station (ISS) will be made at the expense of the ship's propulsion system.
To launch and docking TPK "Soyuz TMA-08M" to the ISS is scheduled chetyrehvitkovaya scheme that will be used for the first time for this type of ship and station. Scheduled time of docking 06.32 MSK on March 29.
Press Service of the Russian Federal Space Agency