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.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas