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


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew