Expedition 16 (ISS-16)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-16 crewmembers and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-13) (Malaysia) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz -11 in flight 15S;
  • Docking of Soyuz -11 spacecraft to the docking assembly of the Functional Cargo Module (FGB) Zarya;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz -10 from the Instrument Compartment of the Functional Cargo Module (FGB) Zarya;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in flight 10A. Rotation of one ISS-16 NASA crewmember by the Shuttle in flight 10A;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in flight 1E. Rotation of one ISS-16 NASA crewmember by the Shuttle in flight 1E;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-62 to Docking Compartment DC1 Pirs and its unloding;
  • Operational support for docking of ATV-1 "Joule Verne" to Zvezda SM IC and its unloding;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of the Space Shuttle in flight 1J/A. Rotation of one ISS-16 NASA crewmember by the Shuttle in flight 1J/A;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of Progress M-63 to DC1 and its unloading;
  • Loading and undocking of Progress M-61 and Progress M-62;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity: i.e. five US egresses (EVA) on the ISS USOS;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments, as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Implementation of the experimental program under ANGKASA MSM Project onboard the ISS during the VC-13 time;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-17 and return of two ISS-16 crewmembers and the spaceflight participant working under the visiting crew (VC-14) program by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-11.

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