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Expedition 23/24 (ISS-23/24)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-23 PHASE
(March 18, 2010 - June 2, 2010)

  • Launch of two ISS-23/24 Russian crewmembers and one NASA (USA) crewmember by Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-18 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-03M vehicle;
  • Operational support for docking to Module Pirs (DC-1) and partial unloading of Progress M-05M;
  • Redocking of Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from Zarya Functional and Cargo Module to Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda;
  • Operational support for docking and undocking of Space Shuttle orbiters during missions 19A and ULF4. The latter mission is to deliver Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) to ISS;
  • Unloading of Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-17 spacecraft from Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda (return to the Earth of ISS-22/23 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments.

The ISS-23 crew consists of 3 persons (March 18 - April 4, 2010) and 6 persons (April 4 - June 2, 2010).

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-24 PHASE
(June 2 - September 25, 2010)

  • Launch of one ISS-24/25 Russian and two NASA (USA) crewmembers by the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-19 to the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda;
  • Partial unloading of Progress M-05M vehicles;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-06M, Progress M-07M to the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda and unloading of Progress M-06M, Progress M-07M;
  • Redocking of Soyuz TMA-19 from the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda to Mini Research Module MRM1 Rassvet;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-06M from the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-18 from MRM2 Poisk (return of three ISS-23/24 crewmembers to the Earth);
  • Implementation of extravehicular activity - one Russian EVA on the Russian Segment of ISS and three American EVAs on the American Segment of ISS;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Participation in flight design tests of MRM1 Rassvet and MRM2 Poisk.

The ISS-24 crew consists of three persons (June 2—18, 2010), six persons (June 18 — September 25, 2010).

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew