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Expedition 14 (ISS-14)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-14 crewmembers and one visiting crew participant VC-11 (USA) by transport manned vehicle Soyuz TMA-9 in flight 13S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-9 vehicle to the Instrument Compartment of the Service Module (IC-SM);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-8 from Functional Cargo Block (FGB);
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-9 vehicle from IC-SM to FGB;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in Flight 12A.1;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-58 to IC-SM and its unloading;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-57 from the Docking Compartment (DC1);
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-59 to DC1 and its unloading;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-58 from IC-SM;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. three US egresses (EVA) on the ISS USOS and two Russian egresses (EVA) on the ISS RS;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-15 and return of ISS-14 two crewmembers and flight participant under the visiting crew program (VC-12) on Soyuz TMA-9 transport manned vehicle.