Expedition 49/50 (ISS-49/50)

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-49
(September 7 - October 30, 2016)

  • Final unloading, loading waste of Progress MS-02 vehicle;
  • Undocking of spacecraft Progress MS-02 from TC of SM;
  • Docking of SC Cygnus OA-5 to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS;
  • Launch of two ISS-49/50 Russian crewmembers and one NASA ISS-49/50 Expedition crewmember by spacecraft Soyuz MS-02;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Partial unloading of Progress MS-03 vehicle;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS spacecraft from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return of three ISS-48/49 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of the onboard photos, video imagery of the ISS RS flight history and performing operations under the symbolic activity program.

The ISS-49 crew consists of 3 persons (September 7 - October 21, 2016), 6 persons (October 21 - October 30, 2016).

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-50
(October 30, 2016 April 10, 2017)

  • put into orbit onboard Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft one Russian crewmember and two NASA crewmembers of Expedition 50/51;
  • dock Soyuz MS-03 with the Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • load and undock spacecraft Cygnus O-5 from Node2 Nadir port;
  • docking of spacecraft HTV-6 with Node2 Nadir port and its unloading;
  • loading and undocking of spacecraft HTV-6 from Node2-Nadir port;
  • docking of spacecraft Dragon SpX-10 with Node2-Nadir port and its unloading;
  • loading and undocking of spacecraft Progress MS-03 from DC1 Pirs;
  • docking with DC1 Pirs and partial unloading of Progress MS-05;
  • providing support for loading of Soyuz MS-02 and undocking it from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return of three crew members of Expedition ISS-49/50);
  • maintaining the space station in working condition;
  • performing four EVAs from the US Orbital Segment;
  • carrying out a program of scientific and applied research and experiments;
  • performing onboard still and video photography to chronicle the ISS RS mission and activities under the program of symbolic activities.

Expedition ISS-50 has a crew of 3 (Oct 30 Nov 21, 2016) and of 6 (Nov 21, 2016 Apr 10, 2017).

 

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