Expedition 55/56 (ISS-55/56)

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-55
(February 28 - June 3, 2018)

  • Docking of Dragon SpX-14 to Node2-Nadir (to be determined);
  • Launch of one ISS-55/56 Russian crewmember and two NASA ISS-55/56 Expedition crewmembers by spacecraft Soyuz MS-08;
  • Docking of Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Loading and undocking of CV Progress MS-07 vehicle from Instrument Compartment of DC1 Pirs;
  • Loading and undocking of Dragon SpX-14 from Node2-Nadir (to be determined);
  • Partial unloading of CV Progress MS-08;
  • Docking and unloading of Cygnus OA-9 to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS (to be determined); );
  • Loading and undocking of Cygnus OA-9 from Node1-Nadir using SSRMS (to be determined);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return of three ISS-54/55 Expedition crewmembers);
  • 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-55 crew consists of 3 persons (February 28 - March 23, 2018), 6 persons (March 23 - June 3, 2018).

KEY MISSION TASKS OF EXPEDITION ISS-56
(June 3 - October 4, 2018)

  • Launch of one ISS-56/57 Russian crewmember, one ESA crewmember and one NASA crewmember by Soyuz S-09;
  • docking of Soyuz S-09 to MRM1 Rassvet;
  • docking of Dragon SpX-15 vehicle to Node2-Nadir and unloading (to be determined);
  • docking of Progress MS-09 vehicle to DC1 (Pirs);
  • partial unloading of Progress MS-09 vehicle;
  • unloading and undocking of Cygnus OA-9 vehicle from Node1-Nadir using SSRMS;
  • unloading and undocking of Dragon SpX-15 from Node2-Nadir (to be determined);
  • final unloading of Progress MS-08 vehicle;
  • unloading and undocking of Progress MS-08 vehicle from IC of SM Zvezda;
  • docking of vehicle HTV-7 to Node2-Nadir (TBD);
  • operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz MS-08 from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) (return of three ISS-55/56 Expedition crewmembers);
  • performance of RS-based EVA;
  • performance of two USOS-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-56 Expedition consists of 3 persons (June 3 - June 8, 2018), 6 persons (June 8 - October 4, 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