Central Research Institute
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ISS-47/ISS-48

Start: 03/02/2016 12:00:00 am
End: 09/07/2016 12:00:00 am

Condition

Experiments Program

During Increment 47 and 48, 3706 sessions in 60 experiments are planned to be implemented.
58 experiments were initiated in the previous Increments, experiments Dubrava and Inter-MAI-75 are new experiments.

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, Dubrava , Napor-mini RSA, Relaksatsia, Seismoprognoz, Uragan, Ekon-M
Man in space Algometriya, BIMS, Biocard , Vzaimodeystviye-2, DAN, Immuno, Cardiovector, Kontent, Korrectsiya, Cosmocard, Matryoshka-R, MORZE, Motocard, Neuroimmunitet, Movement of fluids, Pilot-T, SPLANH, UDOD
Space biology and biotechnology Bacteriofag, Biodegradatsia, Biorisk, Kaltsiy, Konstanta-2, Conjugation, Regeneratsia-1, Struktura, Fagen, Phoenix, E-NOSE
Technologies of space exploration Albedo, Bar, Biopolimer, Vector-T, Vibrolab, Vizir, Vynoslivost, Identifikatsiya, Izgib, Kontrol, Otklik, Restavratsia, Sreda-MKS,
Education and promotion of space research Great Start, Inter-MAI-75, Kulonovskiy Kristall, About Gagarin from Space RadioScaf
Experiments, performed according to the NASA-Roscosmos protokol dated July 18, 2013 SPHERES - ZeroRobotics, EarthKAM, Microbiological monitoring, Rodent studies

Features

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-47 PHASE
(March 2 - June 18, 2016)

  • Launch of two Russian crewmembers and one NASA crewmember of ISS-47/48 Expedition crewmember by vehicle Soyuz ТМА-20М;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-20M to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM-2);
  • Berthing and unloading of Cygnus OA-6 to Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress М-29М from IC of SM Zvezda;
  • Docking of Progress MC-02 to IC of SM Zvezda and its partial unloading;
  • Docking of Dragon SpX-8 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Undocking of Dragon SpX-8 from Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Loading and undocking of Cygnus OA-6 from Node1-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Operational support for unloading and undocking of Soyuz ТМА-19М from Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM-1) (return of three ISS -46/47 Expedition crewmembers);
  • 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 symbolic activity program.

The ISS-47 crew consists of 3 persons (March 2 - March 19, 2016), 6 persons (March 19 - June 18, 2016).

MAJOR INCREMENT TASKS
IN THE ISS-48 PHASE
(June 18 — September 7, 2016)

  • Final unloading, waste loading of Progress MS vehicle;
  • Unberthing and re-berthing of Progress MS vehicle for teleoperator control mode test;
  • Undocking of Progress MS from Module Pirs (DC1);
  • Launch of one Russian crewmember and two NASA crewmembers of ISS-48/49 Expedition by Soyuz MS spacecraft;
  • Docking of the Soyuz MS spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Docking to Module Pirs (DC1) and partial unloading of Progress MS-03 vehicle;
  • Docking and unloading of Dragon SpX-9 to Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Undocking of Dragon SpX-9 from Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Performance of two USOS based EVAs;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-20M from Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2)
    (return of three crewmembers of the ISS-47/48 Expedition);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of science and application research program and experiments;
  • Conduct of onboard photo and video imagery of the ISS RS flight history and performing of operations under the symbolic activities program.

The ISS-48 Expedition consists of 3 crewmembers (June 18 – July 9, 2016), 6 crewmembers (July 9 – September 7, 2016).