Soyuz Countdown and Launch-to-Docking Timeline

Last Updated Apr 19, 2017 11:01 AM EDT

Launch of the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, carrying commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, is scheduled for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 20 at 3:13:44 p.m. EST (GMT-4; 21:13 p.m. local time). Docking at the International Space Station’s Poisk module is expected around 9:23 a.m. Here is the latest launch-to-docking timeline (in U.S. Eastern Time and mission elapsed time):

Changes and additions:

04/19/17: Posting Soyuz MS-04 ascent-to-docking timeline (rev. A)


  • William Harwood

    Bill Harwood has been covering the U.S. space program full-time since 1984, first as Cape Canaveral bureau chief for United Press International and now as a consultant for CBS News. He covered 129 space shuttle missions, every interplanetary flight since Voyager 2's flyby of Neptune and scores of commercial and military launches. Based at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Harwood is a devoted amateur astronomer and co-author of "Comm Check: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia."