Expedition 9 (ISS-9)


  • Launch of ISS-9 crew and ESA astronaut of the Dutch nationality working under the visiting crew program (VC-6) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4 (flight 8S);
  • Docking of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4 to the Functional Cargo Block;
  • Operational support for undocking of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-3, Progress M1-11, Progress M-49;
  • Operational support for docking of spacecraft Progress M-49, Progress M-50 and Soyuz-TMA-5;
  • Unloading of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4, Progress M-49 and Progress M-50;
  • Extravehicular activities - four EVAs on the ISS RS from Docking Compartment DC1 Pirs;
  • Support of the Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Performance of the experimental program under Delta DSM Project during VC-6;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-10 and return of ISS-9 crew and ESA astronaut working under the visiting crew program (VC-7) to Earth on transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-4.