Expedition 45/46 (ISS-45/46)

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-45 PHASE
(September 12 - December 22, 2015)

  • Loading and undocking of HTV-5 vehicle from Node2- Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Docking of Progress M-29M to SM IC;
  • Partial unloading, loading of Progress M-29M cargo vehicle;
  • Docking of Cygnus OA-4 vehicle to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator and unloading;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-17M vehicle from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return to the Earth of three ISS-44/45 crewmembers);
  • Implementation of two EVAs from the USOS;
  • 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-45 crew consists of 6 persons (September 12 - December 15, 2015), 9 persons (December 15 - December 22, 2015).

 

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-46 PHASE
(December 11, 2015 March 2, 2016)

  • Launch of one ISS-46/47 Russian, one NASA and one ESA crewmember by spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-19M to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress M-29M cargo vehicle from Module Pirs (DC1);
  • Docking of Progress MS to Module Pirs (DC1) and partial unloading;
  • Undocking of Cygnus OA-4 from Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of spacecraft Soyuz TMA-18M from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return of ISS-45/46 three crewmembers to the Earth);
  • Performance of one RS based EVA;
  • Implementation of two EVAs from the USOS;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Taking the onboard photos, video images of the ISS RS flight history and performing operations under the program of symbolic activities.

The ISS-46 crew consists of 3 persons (December 11 - 15, 2015), 6 persons (December 15, 2015 - March 2, 2016).

 

ISS Crew


Shannon Walker WALKER
Shannon



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Michael Hopkins Hopkins
Michael



Victor Glover Glover
Victor



Soichi Noguchi Noguchi
Soichi