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Countdown To Six Person Crew For ISS  
User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 years 2 months 6 days ago) and read 3632 times:
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Next Wednesday, May 27th, Soyuz TMA-15 should launch, marking the beginning of a permanent six person crew (Expedition 20) for the International Space Station, when they dock there a couple of days later. The TMA-15 Soyuz will join the TMA-14 Soyuz which launched March 26th. The six person crew will requires two Soyuz for emergency evacuation, as each only holds three. TMA-14 is planned to return to earth the end of September, after TMA-16 arrives.

As the TMA Soyuz continue to be limited to approximately six months on orbit, we should be seeing a new Soyuz at the station every three months or so, swapping half the crew with each flight.

The TMAT Soyuz, is planned to extend its on orbit duration to a full year, and we’d likely see a reduction in flight frequency if, and when, it enters service.

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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3512 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Will the current crew then wait until the new Soyuz arrives in September, so that there will be 3 Soyuz at the station for one week?

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3577 times:



Quoting Rwessel (Thread starter):
Soyuz TMA-15 should launch, marking the beginning of a permanent six person crew

So the infamous toilet system should be getting a real workout!



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User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3510 times:
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Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):
Will the current crew then wait until the new Soyuz arrives in September, so that there will be 3 Soyuz at the station for one week?

Yes. TMA-16 now appears scheduled to dock 10/2/09, TMA-14 is scheduled to undock 10/11/09. Apparently the schedule slipped a few days. TMA-15 will be there until December.

Only two of the launch crew of TMA-16 will be staying on ISS, one of the crew, Aydyn Aimbetov from Kazakhstan, will be returning on TMA-14, along with two crew who rode TMA-14 up. OTOH, all three of the TMA-17 launch crew will be staying on ISS.


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
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Quoting Revelation (Reply 2):
So the infamous toilet system should be getting a real workout!

They got the "go" to starting drinking the reprocessed water last week....



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User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 3213 times:
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Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 4):
They got the "go" to starting drinking the reprocessed water last week....

I think you mean they have to "go" to drink the reprocessed water...  duck 


User currently offlineRwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3172 times:
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And Soyuz TMA-15 is on orbit, after an apparently clean launch. Should dock at the station at 8:36AM (Eastern) on Friday.

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