Expedition 15 (ISS-15)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-15 crewmembers and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-12) Ch. Simonyi by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz -10 in flight 14S;
  • Docking of Soyuz -10 spacecraft to the Functional Cargo Module (FGB);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz -9 from the Instrument Compartment of the Service Module (IC-SM);
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in flight 13. Rotation of one ISS-15 NASA crewmember by the Shuttle in flight 13;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress -60 to IC-SM and its unloading;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in flight 13.1;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress -59 from DC1;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress -61 to DC1 and its unloading;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress -60 from SM IC;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. one US egress (EVA) on the ISS USOS and two Russian egresses (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 utilization program for Charles Simonyi onboard the ISS, as well as performance of ESA life science experiments during the VC-12 time;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-16 and return of two ISS-15 crewmembers and the spaceflight participant working under the visiting crew (VC-13) program by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz -10.