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).

 

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