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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.