Expedition 51/52 (ISS-51/52)

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-51
(April 11 - June 2, 2017)

  • Launch of one ISS-51/52 Russian crewmember and one NASA ISS-51/52 Expedition crewmember by spacecraft Soyuz MS-04;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Cygnus OA-7 to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS spacecraft from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return of three ISS-50/51 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Performance of two USOS-based EVAs;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Work on the re-equipping of the ISS RS;
  • 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-51 crew consists of 3 persons (April 10 - April 20, 2017), 5 persons (April 20, 2017 - June 2, 2017).

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-52
(June 2 - September 3, 2017)

  • Docking of Dragon SpX-11 vehicle to Node2-Nadir;
  • Loading and undocking of Dragon SpX-11 vehicle from Node2-Nadir;
  • Loading of waste and undocking of Progress MS-05 vehicle;
  • Loading and undocking of Cygnus OA-7 vehicle from Node1-Nadir;
  • Docking of Progress MS-06 vehicle to Service Module and its unloading;
  • Launch of one Russian crewmember, one NASA crewmember and one EKA crewmember of ISS-52/53 Expedition by spacecraft Soyuz MS-05;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-12 to Node2-Nadir and its unloading;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return of two ISS-51/52 Expedition crewmembers and one member of the crew of expedition ISS-50/51/52);
  • Performance of one RSOS-based EVA;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Work on the re-equipping of the ISS RS;
  • 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-52 crew consists of 3 persons (June 2 - July 28, 2017), 6 persons (July 29, 2017 - September 3, 2017).

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