Expedition 37/38 (ISS-37/38)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-37 PHASE
(September 11 - November 11, 2013)

  • Launch of two ISS-37/38 Russian crewmembers and one NASA crewmember by Soyuz TMA-10M vehicle;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-10M vehicle to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Cygnus Orb-D1 to Module Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Loading and undocking of Cygnus Orb-D1 vehicle from Node-2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Loading and undocking of ATV-4 from SM IC;
  • Undocking of Soyuz TMA-09M vehicle from MRM1 and docking to SM IC;
  • Launch of one ISS-37/38/39 Russian crewmember and two NASA crewmembers by Soyuz TMA-11M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-11M vehicle to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-09M vehicle from SM IC (return to the Earth of three ISS-36/37 crewmembers);
  • Performance of one EVA from the Russian Segment;
  • Support of the Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Onboard photographic/video recording of the ISS RS flight history;
  • Relaying Olympic torch:
    - delivery of Olympic torch by Soyuz TMA-11M vehicle;
    - relaying Olympic torch during EVA-36 for 10-20 minutes;
    - return of Olympic torch by Soyuz TMA-09M.

The ISS-37 crew consists of 3 persons (September 11 - 25, 2013), 6 persons (September 26 - November 07, 2013), 9 persons (November 07 - 11, 2013).

 

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-38 PHASE
(November 11, 2013 - March 11, 2014)

  • docking of Progress M-21M with the instrumentation and propulsion compartment of the SM
  • partial unloading of Progress M-21M;
  • docking of spacecraft Cygnus Orb-1 to Node2-Nadir port using SSRMS manipulator and unloading;
  • Progress M-20M loading and undocking from DC1 Pirs;
  • docking of Progress M-22M with DC1 Pirs;
  • partial unloading of Progress M-22M;
  • loading and undocking of spacecraft Cygnus Orb-1 from Node2-Nadir port using SSRMS manipulator;
  • performing of two EVAs from the Russian Segment;
  • performing of two EVAs from the American Segment;
  • loading of Soyuz TMA-10M and it undocking from MRM2 (return of three crew members of Expedition ISS-37/38);
  • maintaining the space station in working condition;
  • carrying out a program of scientific and applied research and experiments;
  • performing onboard still and video photography to chronicle the ISS RS mission and and work under the symbolic activity program.

Expedition ISS-38 has a crew of 6.

 

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