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Expedition 21/22 (ISS-21/22)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-21 PHASE
(October 11, 2009 — December 1, 2009)

  • Launch of one ISS-21/22 Russian, one NASA crewmember and one participant of the visiting crew (VC-17) (Canada) by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-16 in flight 18S;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft to the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda (IC-SM);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-03M;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-MRM2 with MRM-2 module to nadir port of Service Module Zvezda;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of Space Shuttle (ULF3 flight) and return to the Earth of one NASA crewmember;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-15;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Implementation of the utilization program and life science experiments for a space flight participant of visiting crew VC-17.

The ISS-21 crew consists of six persons (October 11 - November 27, 2009), five persons (November 27 - December 1, 2009).

 

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-22 PHASE
(December 1, 2009 — March 18, 2010)

  • Launch of one ISS-22/23 Russian, one NASA (USA) and one JAXA (Japan) crewmember by transport manned spacecraft Soyuz TMA-17;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft to the port of Zarya Functional and Cargo Module;
  • Undocking of Soyuz TMA-16 spacecraft from Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda (IC-SM) to the port of Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for docking and unloading of Progress M-04M;
  • Operational support for docking of Space Shuttle (20A flight);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-16 from the port of Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return to the Earth of ISS-22 two crewmembers);
  • Implementation of two EVA's on the Russian Segment of ISS;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments.

The ISS-22 crew consists of five persons.