ISS-59 mission

Main tasks


ISS crew:

Commander -
Oleg Kononenko
Flight engineers:
David Saint-Jaques
Ann McClain
Ovchinin Alexey
Nick Hague
Christina Koch


Планета Королёва


April 6, 2010. S.P.Korolev RSC Energia,
Korolev, Moscow region

In Rocket&Space Corporation Energia after S.P. Korolev the scheduled trainings on International Space Station (ISS) Forthcoming Crew Expedition Training Program were performed.

Corporation specialists trained the Russian test-cosmonauts F. Yurchikhin and D. Kondratiev (ISS-24/25), A. Kaleri, O. Skripochka and O. Kononenko (ISS-25/26).

Test-cosmonauts F. Yurchikhin and D. Kondratiev familiarized themselves with the manned vehicle Soyuz-TMA optical-visual means and the ISS Russian Segment (RS) window integrity control methods. Topics of their training also included operation with the on-board simulators, operation with the multifunctional display instrument installed on the Russian Modules, use of SIGMA program for ballistic and navigation representation of flight conditions. Moreover, D. Kondratiev got acquainted with the photo- and video-equipment, which would be operated by him on RS-ISS.

Topics of test-cosmonauts A. Kaleri, O. Skripochka and O. Kononenko training are to replace software (SW) in the on-board computing system of Service Module ZVEZDA, use SW of RS-ISS intercomputer link with the Mission Control Center of Moscow Region, familiarize themselves with the hardware ZVENO.



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