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Expedition 51/52 (ISS-51/52)

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-51
(April 11 - June 2, 2017)

  • Launch of one ISS-51/52 Russian crewmember and one NASA ISS-51/52 Expedition crewmember by spacecraft Soyuz MS-04;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-11 vehicle from Node2-Nadir;
  • Loading and undocking of Dragon SpX-11 vehicle from Node2-Nadir;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS spacecraft from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return of three ISS-50/51 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Work on the re-equipping of the ISS RS;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of the onboard photos, video imagery of the ISS RS flight history and performing operations under the symbolic activity program.

The ISS-51 crew consists of 3 persons (April 11 - April 20, 2017), 6 persons (April 20, 2017 - June 2, 2017).