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Expedition-52 thread (June - September 2017)
« on: 01/01/2016 08:36 PM »
The Expedition 52 insignia was created by NASA graphics artist Sean Collins.
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #1 on: 06/08/2016 02:00 PM »
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #3 on: 11/21/2016 03:24 AM »
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #4 on: 11/26/2016 02:18 PM »
Vita logo

Mission logo for ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli's third spaceflight. The logo was developed by ESA together with Italian space agency ASI and Paolo.

The overall circle and blue shading evoke our planet, with the Third Paradise symbol by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto linking the mission’s main messages.

Three elements stand out: a strand of DNA as a symbol of life and science, a book as a symbol of culture and education, and Earth as a symbol of humanity.

The Third Paradise is a reformulation of the symbol for infinity. The two opposing ovals contain elements of the scientific and cultural activities Paolo will perform in space. Their meeting in the centre represents the evolution of Earth and benefits for humankind.

The central shape of the symbol, together with the presence of the globe, can also be seen as an eye, giving an astronaut’s perspective over our planet.

Reflecting Paolo’s origins, the logo features the colours of the Italian flag.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/11/Vita_logo

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #5 on: 12/09/2016 05:27 PM »
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So proud of this amazing training team, who somehow got even us ready for flight--we'll do our best to make you proud on orbit! #NextUp
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #6 on: 12/14/2016 06:12 PM »
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Командир 52-й длительной экспедиции на МКС Фёдор Юрчихин и его коллега по экипажу, бортинженер МКС-51/52 Джек Фишер в течение нескольких недель проходили курс подготовки в Космическом центре имени Джонсона (НАСА). Участники космической экспедиции отрабатывали типовые операции, которые ежедневно проводятся на американском сегменте МКС. По окончании сессии состоялась традиционная церемония, во время которой космонавт и астронавт разрезали специально изготовленные торты с изображением экипажных эмблем.
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #7 on: 12/16/2016 05:29 PM »
https://twitter.com/AstroKomrade/status/809516906176794624

Swimming with @Astro2fish ……my underwater and in-orbit spacewalk crewmate Col. Jack "2Fish" Fischer, USAF
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #8 on: 12/27/2016 10:32 PM »
For approximately 2 weeks, according to the current schedule, a 2-person crew will operate ISS in May 2017, Yurchikin and Fischer.

Obviously (?), the several space agencies' operational staffs have made plans for this.  But, the minimal crew size in the operational ISS era was always envisioned as 3?

It's a big station!  What changes will occur?  Particularly, will operational tasks will take up more or all of their time, as opposed to science experiments?
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #9 on: 01/11/2017 01:28 PM »
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #10 on: 01/17/2017 07:03 PM »
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Our Exp.52 crew pic is out--5 folks due to new Cosmonaut rotation plan...We're getting closer!
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #11 on: 01/17/2017 10:04 PM »
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Our Exp.52 crew pic is out--5 folks due to new Cosmonaut rotation plan...We're getting closer!
Likely going to change again: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39244.msg1631724#new
USOS to have 4 crew members and RS to have 2 on orbit.

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #12 on: 01/18/2017 06:29 AM »
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Our Exp.52 crew pic is out--5 folks due to new Cosmonaut rotation plan...We're getting closer!
Likely going to change again: http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39244.msg1631724#new
USOS to have 4 crew members and RS to have 2 on orbit.
This new crew assignment (2 RS, 4 USOS) will start NET September with EC 53.

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #13 on: 01/24/2017 07:31 AM »
http://tass.ru/sibir-news/3953464
http://tass.ru/kosmos/3960698

During an EVA now scheduled for August 2 cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergei Ryazanskiy will deploy a nanosatellite called Tomsk TPU-120 built with 3D printer technology. The satellite was delivered to the station last year. Yurchikhin, Ryazanskiy and back-up cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin have been practicing the deployment at a Star City simulator called "Vykhod" ("Exit"). The hydrolab at Star City has been down for maintenance since late 2014 and is not expected to become available again until next month. The August spacewalk is the only Russian EVA planned for this year.

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #14 on: 01/24/2017 05:59 PM »
For approximately 2 weeks, according to the current schedule, a 2-person crew will operate ISS in May 2017, Yurchikin and Fischer.

Obviously (?), the several space agencies' operational staffs have made plans for this.  But, the minimal crew size in the operational ISS era was always envisioned as 3?

It's a big station!  What changes will occur?  Particularly, will operational tasks will take up more or all of their time, as opposed to science experiments?
Never mind...
I'm reading that Peggy Whitson will remain aboard with Yurchikin and Fischer until they leave in September.  So, no 2-person crew.

EDIT--where I read it:
Seeing that NASA is looking to have more time in orbit, is it possible that Whitson comes back with soyuz MS04?

Yes it is....

They are talking about it and word is that it will be announced soon.
So that would be September 3rd at the earliest and November at the latest for landing timeline.

<snip>
Current schedule of ISS flight events
UTC time is used in table

2017
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May 15 - Soyuz MS-03 undocking (from Rassvet) and landing [Novitskiy, Pesquet, Whitson]
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late September (TBD) - Soyuz MS-04 undocking (from Poisk) and landing [Yurchikhin, Fisher, tourist Whitson]
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Changes on January 3rd
Changes on January 4th
Changes on January 6th
Changes on January 8th
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #15 on: 01/24/2017 08:23 PM »
Cool if true.  Peggy Whitson missed out on the Year In Space opportunity; this would be a nice consolation.

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #16 on: 01/24/2017 09:24 PM »
Cool if true.  Peggy Whitson missed out on the Year In Space opportunity; this would be a nice consolation.
I edited my post to show the NSF posts.

Yes, it would be like a stealth YIS mission, unless NASA chooses to trumpet the news when it's officially announced.  (perhaps 10 months for Whitson, compared to Kelly's 11 months)

I'll be interested to learn NASA's decision process to allow Whitson a longer duration mission.
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #17 on: 01/25/2017 05:04 AM »
If Peggy Whitson will stay until the landing of Soyuz MS-04 who will be Expedition 52 commander? Yurchikhin as planned or Whitson (station commander Expedition 51)?

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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #18 on: 01/25/2017 02:14 PM »
Most likely Peggy Whitson because if she's staying for a longer period of time, she'll have to retain her Commander position. Just like Scott Kelly during his One Year Mission.
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Re: Expedition-52 thread (May - September 2017)
« Reply #19 on: 01/28/2017 08:56 PM »
Most likely Peggy Whitson because if she's staying for a longer period of time, she'll have to retain her Commander position. Just like Scott Kelly during his One Year Mission.
Maybe not.

I believe the commander assignments are worked out at the inter-agency level.

The Expedition Commanders have already been assigned--Yurchikin for Expedition 52.

Roscosmos State Corporation would have to be convinced to concede a commander's slot.

I suspect Whitson will conclude her mission as a Flight Engineer.

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