Expedition 17 (ISS-17)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two ISS-17 crewmembers and VC-14 spaceflight participant (South Korea) on Soyuz TMA-12 transport manned vehicle on Flight 16S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-12 to Docking Compartment Pirs;
  • Operational support for Soyuz TMA-11 loading and undocking from FGB Zarya;
  • Operational support for Space Shuttle docking and undocking on Flight 1J. Replacement of one ISS-16 NASA crewmember on the Space Shuttle on Flight 1J;
  • Soyuz TMA-12 relocation from DC Pirs to FGB Zarya;
  • Operational support for Progress M-64 docking to Docking Compartment Pirs and it unloading;
  • Loading and undocking of ATV1 from SM Instrument Compartment;
  • Operational support for Progress M-64 loading and undocking from DC Pirs;
  • Operational support for Progress M-65 docking to Docking Compartment Pirs and its unloading;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity (EVA), two ISS Russian Segment EVAs;
  • Performance of reboost operations using ATV1 thrusters;
  • Maintenance of the station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments as well as contract-based commercial activities;
  • Implementation of Korea Astronaut Program (KAP) onboard the ISS during the VC-14 time;
  • Crew handover to Increment ISS-18 crew, and return of ISS-17 two crewmembers and the flight participant working under the visiting crew (VC-15) program with Soyuz TMA-12.

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