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Expedition 53/54 (ISS-53/54)

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-53
(September 3 - December 14, 2017)

  • Launch of one ISS-53/54 Russian crewmember and two NASA ISS-53/54 Expedition crewmembers by spacecraft Soyuz MS-06;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Progress MS-07 vehicle to Instrument Compartment of DC1 Pirs ;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return of three ISS-52/53 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Performance of 3 USOS-based EVA;
  • 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-53 crew consists of 3 persons (September 3 - September 13, 2017), 6 persons (September 13 - December 14, 2017).

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-54
(December 14, 2017 - February 28, 2018)

  • Docking of Dragon SpX-13 to Node2-Nadir;
  • Launch of one Russian crewmember, one NASA crewmember and one JAXA crewmember of ISS-54/55 Expedition by spacecraft Soyuz MS-07;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Loading and undocking of Progress MS-06 vehicle from Service Module Zvezda;
  • Docking of Progress MS-08 vehicle to TC of SM Zvezda;
  • Loading and undocking of Dragon SpX-13 from Node2-Nadir;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return of three ISS-53/54 Expedition crewmembers);
  • Performance of two RSOS-based EVA;
  • Performance of one USOS-based EVA;
  • 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-54 crew consists of 3 persons (December 15-18, 2017), 6 persons (December 19, 2017 - February 28, 2018).