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ISS-29/ISS-30

Start: 09/16/2011 12:00:00 am
End: 03/16/2012 12:00:00 am
Type: Russia

Condition

Experiments Program

During ISS-29 and ISS-30, 356 sessions of 46 experiments are planned to be implemented. 44 experiments were started in the previous increments. 2 experiments (Microsputnik, Vynoslivost) are new.

Breakdown of Experiments by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name
Human life research Sonocard, Vzaimodeystviye, Tipologia, Pnevmocard, Sprut-2, Poligen, Biorisk, Rastenia, Plazmida
Geophysical research Relaksatsia, Uragan, Vsplesk, Molniya-Gamma, Ten-Mayak, Microsatellite
Earth resources sensing Rusalka, Seyner, Ekon-M
Space biotechnology "ARIL", "OChB", Biotrek, Biodegradatsia, Bioemulsiya, "Kaskad", Zhenshen-2, "Membrana", "BIF", Bacteriofag, Struktura, Konstanta, Kaltsiy
Technical research Vektor-T, Izgib, Identifikatsiya, SLS, Sreda-MKS, Vynoslivost, Bar, Test
Study of cosmic rays BTN-Neutron, Matryoshka-R
Educational and humanitarian projects MAI-75, Kulonovskiy Kristall, Great Start
Space technology and material science Kristallizator, Plasma crystal

Features

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-29 PHASE
(September 16 - November 22, 2011)

  • Launch of two ISS-29/30 Russian crewmembers and one NASA (USA) crewmember by Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Progress M-10M from Module Pirs (DC-1);
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-13M to the Module Pirs (DC-1);
  • Partial unloading of Progress M-13M vehicle;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft from Mini Research Module MRM1 Rassvet (return to the Earth of three ISS-28/29 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments.

The ISS-29 crew consists of 3 persons (September 16 - November 16, 2011) and 6 persons (November 16-22, 2011).

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-30 PHASE
(November 22, 2011 - April 27, 2012)

  • Launch of one ISS-30/31 Russian crewmember, one NASA crewmember and one EKA crewmember by Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Operational support for final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress M-13M from Module Pirs (DC1);
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-14M to Module Pirs (DC1), unloading and undocking;
  • Operational support for docking of ATV3 vehicle to the Instrument Compartment of Service Module Zvezda;
  • Operational support for docking of Progress M-15M to Module Pirs (DC1) and partial unloading;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft from Mini Research Module MRM2 Poisk (return to the Earth of three ISS-29/30 crewmembers);
  • Implementation of extravehicular activity - of one Russian "egress" (EVA) from the ISS Russian Segment;
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments.

The ISS-30 crew consists of 3 persons (November 22 - December 23, 2011) and 6 persons (December 23, 2011 - April 27, 2012).