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ISS-31/ISS-32

Start: 04/27/2012 12:00:00 am
End: 09/17/2012 12:00:00 am

Condition

Experiments Program

During ISS-31 and ISS-32, 303 sessions of 38 experiments are planned to be implemented.

Breakdown of Experiments by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name
Human life research Sonocard, Vzaimodeystviye, Tipologia, Pnevmocard, Sprut-2, Biorisk, Immuno, Plazmida
Geophysical research Relaksatsia, Vsplesk, Ten-Mayak, Microsatellite, Radar-Progress
Earth resources sensing Seyner, Ekon-M
Space biotechnology Laktolen, Biotrek, Biodegradatsia, Kaskad, Zhenshen-2, Membrana, Aseptik, Bacteriofag, Struktura, Konstanta, Kaltsiy
Technical research Identifikatsiya, SLS, Sreda-MKS, Vynoslivost, Bar
Study of cosmic rays BTN-Neutron, Matryoshka-R
Educational and humanitarian projects Kulonovskiy Kristall, Fisika-Obrazovanie, MAI-75, Great Start
Space technology and material science Plasma crystal

Features

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-31 PHASE
(April 27 - July 1, 2012)

  • Operational support for docking of CV SpX-D to the Module Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Launch of two ISS-31/32 Russian crewmembers and one NASA (USA) crewmember by Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft to Mini Research Module Poisk (MRM2);
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of CVSpX-D from Module Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Partial unloading of Progress M-15M vehicle;
  • Partial unloading/loading of european spacecraft ATV-3;
  • Station orbit correction via jet ship ATV-3;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft from Mini Research Module MRM1 Rassvet (return to the Earth of three ISS-30/31 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Onboard photography and video imaging of the ISS RS flight chronology.

The ISS-31 crew consists of 3 persons (April 27 - May 17, 2012) and 6 persons (May 17 - July 1, 2012).

MAIN TASKS OF THE INCREMENT
IN THE ISS-32 PHASE
(July 1 - September 17, 2012)

  • Launch of one ISS-32/33 Russian and two NASA crewmembers by Soyuz TMA-05M vehicle;
  • Docking of Soyuz TMA-05M vehicle to Mini Research Module Rassvet (MRM1);
  • Operational support for docking of HTV-3 vehicle to Module Node 2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of HTV-3 vehicle from Module Node2-Nadir using SSRMS manipulator;
  • Operational support for final unloading, loading and undocking of Progress M-15M vehicle from Module Pirs (DC1);
  • Undocking, reapproaching and repeated docking of Progress M-15M vehicle using new radio system Kurs-NA;
  • Final undocking of SC Progress M-15M from Pirs module (DC1);
  • Implementation of extra vehicular activity, namely one Russian egress (EVA) on the ISS Russian Segment and two US EVAs on the ISS US Segment;
  • Operational support for docking to Module Pirs (DC1) and partial unloading of Progress M-16M;
  • Operational support for loading and undocking of Soyuz TMA-04M from Mini Research Module MRM2 Poisk (return to the ground of three ISS-31/32 crewmembers);
  • Support of the Space Station functionality;
  • Performance of the science and application research program and experiments;
  • Onboard photography and video imaging of the ISS RS flight chronology.

The ISS-32 crew consists of 3 persons (July 1 - 17, 2012) and 6 persons (July 17 - September 17, 2012).