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Expedition 13 (ISS-13)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-13 crewmembers and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-10) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-8 in flight 12S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft to the Instrument Compartment of the Service Module (SM IC);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-7 from the Functional Cargo Module (FGB);
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft from SM IC to FGB;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-56 to SM IC and its unloading;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle* in flight ULF1.1
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-55;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-57 to DC1 and its unloading;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle* in flight 12A;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress М-56 from SM IC;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. one US egress (EVA) on the ISS USOS and one Russian egress (EVA) on the ISS Russian Segment;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Implementation of the scientific research program onboard the ISS under BSM CENTENARIO project during the VC-10 time;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-14 and return of ISS-13 crew, as well as the flight participant working under the visiting crew (VC-11) program with Soyuz TMA-8.

The Increment 13 crew will consist of two crewmembers until arrival of the third crewmember (ESA astronaut) to be delivered by the Shuttle in Flight ULF1.1.