Expedition 12 (ISS-12)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-12 crewmembers and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-9) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-7 in flight 11S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft to the Docking Compartment (DC1);
  • Operational support for undocking of Soyuz TMA-6 from FGB;
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-7 spacecraft from DC1 to FGB;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-54;
  • Operational support for docking and unloading of Progress M-55;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. one US egress (EVA) on the ISS USOS and one Russian egress (EVA) on the ISS RS;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiment, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Implementation of Gregory Olsens utilization program onboard the ISS, as well as ESA life science experiments during VC-9;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-13 and return of ISS-12 crewmembers on Soyuz TMA-7.