Expedition 43/44 (ISS-43/44)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-43 PHASE
(March 12 - June 11, 2015)

  • Launch of one ISS-43/44 Russian crewmember, one Russian crewmember and one NASA crewmember of ISS-43/44/45/46 expedition by Soyuz TMA-16M vehicle;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-16M vehicle to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-6 vehicle to Node-2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator and unoading;
  • Final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress M-25M cargo vehicle from module Pirs (DC1);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-15M vehicle from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return to the Earth of three ISS-42/43 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Onboard photographic and video recording of the ISS RS flight history and implementation of symbolic activities program.

The ISS-43 crew consists of 3 persons (March 12 - 28, 2015), 6 persons (March 28 - June 11, 2015).

 

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-44 PHASE
(June 11 - September 12, 2015)

  • Docking of Progress M-28M to Pirs module (DC1) and unloading;
  • Launch of one Russian ISS-44/45 Expedition crewmember and two NASA ISS-44/45 Expedition crewmembers by vehicle Soyuz TMA-17M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-17M to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM-1);
  • Docking of vehicle HTV-5 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator and unoading;
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-16M from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) to SM IC;
  • Launch of one Russian ISS-44/45/46 Expedition crewmember and two VC-18 members by vehicle Soyuz TMA-18M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-18M to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz -16 from SM IC (return of one ISS-43/44 Expedition crewmember and two VC-18 members);
  • Performance of one RS based EVA;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of photo and video imagery of the ISS RS flight and implementation of symbolic activities program.

ISS-44 Expedition consists of 3 crew members (June 11 - July 23, 2015), 6 crew members (July 23 - September 4, 2015) and 9 crew members (September 4 - September 12, 2015).

 

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