Expedition 18 (ISS-18)

MAIN TASKS OF THE EXPEDITION

  • Launch of two crew members of the ISS-18 expedition and a participant of the space flight of the visiting crew VC-15 (the USA) on board the Soyuz TMA-13 vehicle of mission 17S;
  • Soyuz TMA-13 docking to the Zarya FGB;
  • Servicing of operations on loading and separation of the Soyuz TMA-12 vehicle from the Zarya FGB;
  • Servicing of operations on Space Shuttle (Mission ULF2) docking and undocking. Exchange of one crew member of NASA ISS-17 expedition by the crew member of Mission ULF2 Shuttle;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-65 loading and separation from the Pirs docking compartment (DC1);
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-01M docking to Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-01M loading and undocking from Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Progress M-66 docking to Pirs DC1;
  • Servicing of operations on Space Shuttle, Mission 15A, docking and undocking. Exchange of one crew member of NASA ISS-18 expedition by the crew member of Mission 15A Shuttle;
  • Performance of extravehicular activity - two Russian EVAs to the ISS Russian segment;
  • The station maintenance;
  • Implementation of the program of scientific-applied research and experiments, as well as contract commercial activities;
  • Implementation of the program of experiments under the GTA project aboard the station during VC-15 expedition;
  • Crew handover to the ISS-19 expedition and return of two crew members of the ISS-18 expedition and the VC-15 participant on board the Soyuz TMA-13 manned vehicle.

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