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ISS-43/ISS-44

Start: 03/13/2015 12:00:00 am
End: 05/11/2015 12:00:00 am

Condition

Experiments Program

During Increment 43 and 44, 688 sessions in 72 experiments are planned to be implemented.
54 experiments were initiated in the previous Increments, 12 experiments (Algometriya, Vzaimodeistviye-2, DAN, Kontent, Korrektsiya, Neiroimmunitet, Movement of fluids, Pilot -Т, UDOD, Constanta -2, Produtsent, Fagen) are new experiments.
New experiment "OASIS" is performed according to NASA/Roscosmos protocol of July 18, 2013; five experiments "Cognition", "Fine Motor Skills", "Reaction Self-Test", "Ocular Health" and "Sleep Monitoring" are NASA medical experiments and are performed within a one-year spaceflight with the participation of the Russian cosmonaut.

Breakdown of Experiments by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name
Physico-chemical processes and materials in space conditions Kristallizator, Plazma Crystal
Earth and space sciences BTN-Neutron, Napor-mini RSA, Obstanovka, Relaksatsia, Seismoprognoz, Uragan, Ekon-M
Man in space Algometriya, Biocard , Biosignal , Vzaimodeystviye-2, Virtual, DAN, Immuno, Cardiovector, Kontent, Korrectsiya, Cosmocard, Matryoshka-R, MORZE, Motocard, Neuroimmunitet, Parodont-2, Movement of fluids, Pilot-T, SPLANH, UDOD
Space biology and biotechnology Aseptik, Bacteriofag, Biodegradatsia, Biorisk, Bioemulsia, Kaltsiy, Kaskad, Konstanta-2, Conjugation, Poligen, Produtsent, Regeneratsia-1, Struktura, Fagen, Phoenix
Technologies of space exploration Albedo, Bar, Biopolimer, Vector-T, Vibrolab, Vizir, VIRU, Identifikatsiya, Izgib, Kontrol, Otklik, Proboy, Sreda-MKS, Test, Epsilon-NEP
Education and promotion of space research Great Start, Kulonovskiy Kristall, About Gagarin from Space
Contract works and experiments "EXPOSE-R"
Experiments, performed according to the NASA-Roscosmos protokol dated July 18, 2013 SPHERES - ZeroRobotics, EarthKAM, OASIS, Microbiological monitoring
NASA experiments, implemented by russian cosmonaut within the annual medical program Cognition, Fine Motor Skills, Ocular Health, Reaction Self-Test, Sleep Monitoring

Features

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-43 PHASE
(March 12 - June 11, 2015)

  • Launch of one ISS-43/44 Russian crewmember, one Russian crewmember and one NASA crewmember of ISS-43/44/45/46 expedition by Soyuz TMA-16M vehicle;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-16M vehicle to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-6 vehicle to Node-2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator and unoading;
  • Final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress M-25M cargo vehicle from module Pirs (DC1);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-15M vehicle from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1) (return to the Earth of three ISS-42/43 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Onboard photographic and video recording of the ISS RS flight history and implementation of symbolic activities program.

The ISS-43 crew consists of 3 persons (March 12 - 28, 2015), 6 persons (March 28 - June 11, 2015).

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-44 PHASE
(June 11 - September 12, 2015)

  • Docking of Progress M-28M to Pirs module (DC1) and unloading;
  • Launch of one Russian ISS-44/45 Expedition crewmember and two NASA ISS-44/45 Expedition crewmembers by vehicle Soyuz TMA-17M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-17M to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM-1);
  • Docking of vehicle HTV-5 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator and unoading;
  • Relocation of Soyuz TMA-16M from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2) to SM IC;
  • Launch of one Russian ISS-44/45/46 Expedition crewmember and two VC-18 members by vehicle Soyuz TMA-18M;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-18M to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz ТМА-16М from SM IC (return of one ISS-43/44 Expedition crewmember and two VC-18 members);
  • Performance of one RS based EVA;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of photo and video imagery of the ISS RS flight and implementation of symbolic activities program.

ISS-44 Expedition consists of 3 crew members (June 11 - July 23, 2015), 6 crew members (July 23 - September 4, 2015) and 9 crew members (September 4 - September 12, 2015).