Expedition 3 (ISS-3)

Second Russian Visiting Crew

 

VC-2
Launch:
  The Soyuz TM-33, Russian manned transport spacecraft, was launched on October 21, 2001 at 12:59:35 Moscow Summer Time.
Launch Site:
  the Republic of Kazachstan, cosmodrome Baikonur.
Docking:
  the spacecraft was docked to the nadir docking port of the Zarya Functional Cargo Block of the ISS on October 23, 2001 at 14:44:15 Moscow Summer Time.
Undocking:
  the Soyuz TM-32 spacecraft undocked from Russian docking compartment Pier on October 31, 2001 at 4:38:30 Moscow Time.
Landing:
  landing took place on October 31, 2001 at 7:59:26 Moscow Time.
Landing Site:
  180 km south-east of Dzhezkazgan (Republic of Kazachstan).
Flight duration:
  9 days 20 hours 00 mins 25 secs.

 

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS

  • putting Visiting Crew 2 into orbit on-board Soyuz TM-33 spacecraft;
  • planned replacement of Souyz TM-32 which has been functioning as a crew rescue vehicle within ISS since April 30, 2001;
  • conducting on-board the space station a work package under the program of the visit: experiments under "Russian program" - "Uragan", "Diatomeya", "Plazma Cristal "; research program "Andromeda" under a contract with French national center for space research (CNES); contractual work with "Globus Space" company ("Vzglyad" project);
  • providing maintenance support for ISS-3 crew mission;
  • return of Visiting Crew 2 on-board Soyuz TM-32.
Prime Crew
VC-2

Viktor Mikhailovich
AFANASIEV

Crew commander

GCTC,
Russia

Konstantin Mirovich
KOZEEV

Flight engineer

RSC Energia,
Russia

Claudie HAIGNERE
(ANDRE-DESHAUS)

Flight engineer

CNES, ESA

Left to right: K.M. Kozeev, V.M.Afanasiev, C. Haignere

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CNES, ESA pictures

Backup Crew
VC-2

Sergei Victorovich
ZALETIN

Commander

GCTC,
Russia

Nadezhda Vasilievna
KUZHELNAYA

Flight engineer RSC Energia,
Russia