The nearest launch of the "Soyuz MS-10", according to the terms specified in the document, is scheduled for October 11, 2018, followed by the launch of the "Soyuz MS-11" on December 20, and after it on April 5, 2019, the "Soyuz MS -12" . On August 23, scheduled launch of an unmanned "Soyuz GVK" (cargo ship).Further launches are planned for July 10 and October 11, 2019, April 15 and October 21, 2020, and from 2021 to 2024 the launches are scheduled for March and September. The last ordered launch of the "Soyuz" is scheduled for March 2025.
October 19, FridayTBD – Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk # 52 at the International Space Station (Spacewalk start time is TBD) (All Channels)October 25, ThursdayTBD – Coverage of U.S. Spacewalk # 53 at the International Space Station (Spacewalk start time is TBD) (All Channels)
Using the International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2, Expedition 56 Commander Drew Feustel and Flight Engineer Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA grappled the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-7) at 7:34 a.m. EDT and successfully completed the capture at 7:36 a.m.
Ground controllers successfully installed the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Kounotori 7 H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-7) to the International Space Station’s Earth-facing port of the Harmony module at 10:09 a.m. EDT.
October 4, Thursday12:30 a.m. - Space Station Expedition 56 Crew Farewells and Soyuz MS-08 Hatch Closure Coverage; hatch closure scheduled at approximately 12:55 a.m. ET (All Channels)3:30 a.m. - Space Station Expedition 56/Soyuz MS-08 Undocking Coverage; scheduled at 3:57 a.m. ET (All Channels)6:30 a.m. – Space Station Expedition 56/Soyuz MS-08 Deorbit Burn and Landing Coverage (Deorbit burn scheduled at 6:51 a.m. ET; landing near Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan scheduled at 7:45 a.m. ET) - Johnson Space Center via Korolev, Russia and Kazakhstan (All Channels)
The crew installed the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Adapter Plate and JEM AL Slide Table Passive Capture Mechanism in preparation for the upcoming JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 10 (J-SSOD) installation on Monday. The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites. Once the J-SSOD is installed on the MPEP by crewmembers, it’s passed through the JEM airlock for retrieval, positioning and deployment by the JEMRMS.
https://blogs.nasa.gov/stationreport/2018/09/28/iss-daily-summary-report-9282018/QuoteThe crew installed the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP) Adapter Plate and JEM AL Slide Table Passive Capture Mechanism in preparation for the upcoming JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer 10 (J-SSOD) installation on Monday. The J-SSOD is a unique satellite launcher, handled by the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System (JEMRMS), which provides containment and deployment mechanisms for several individual small satellites. Once the J-SSOD is installed on the MPEP by crewmembers, it’s passed through the JEM airlock for retrieval, positioning and deployment by the JEMRMS.So we can expect the deployment later this week.
J-SSOD-10: The crew performed part 1 of 2 of the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD) installation onto the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform (MPEP). This is being performed in preparation for the J-SSOD-10 deploys this Saturday, GMT 279.
And a Falcon 9 will launch from pad 39A with the first Crew Dragon capsule on an uncrewed demonstration mission, DM-1 to the ISS, on late December at the earliest, in the middle of the night if that time period. The launch time gets 22-25 minutes earlier each day.
Test Flight Planning Dates:Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): March 2019Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): August 2019SpaceX Demo-1 (uncrewed): January 2019SpaceX Demo-2 (crewed): June 2019
Anticipated Readiness Dates for Operational Missions:First operational mission: August 2019Second operational mission: December 2019
The spacewalk to inspect the hole in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from the outside may take place in December, if everything goes according to plan, after the arrival of the next crew
The return of the current ISS crew is tentatively planned for December this year. After their return and until April, when the next expedition starts, there will be three crew members on the ISS — Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain
The crews are already formed. They are undergoing training and have certain tasks. The logistics related to the equipment and cargo depend on them. Alexey Ovchinin will be appointed to the nearest crew which has not been formed yet, meaning the flight will be no earlier than 2020
Two options are being considered: to mothball the station or to continue flights. As part of the second option, it is tentatively planned to launch the Soyuz MS-11 manned spacecraft with a crew consisting of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain between December 5 and December 7
the launch of a Progress space freighter is scheduled for November
The UAE astronaut will not fly [to space] in April. They will be offered to send their astronaut to space at the end of the next year. But since the contract envisioned other time frames, this may not suit the UAE. This is subject to talks. If they refuse [to send their astronaut to space], the place in the crew at the end of the next year will be offered to partner astronauts within the ISS for the participation in a long-term mission
The composition of the crew which will fly to the ISS the next spring also depended on the UAE decisionIf the UAE agrees to reschedule the flight, the April crew will include two Russian cosmonauts and one US astronaut
MOSCOW, October 13 - RIA News. The next expedition will go to the ISS closer to the beginning of December, the final dates have not been determined, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.“Different dates are preliminarily named, including November 28 and the first days of December, but nothing has yet been determined. There is a pre-flight crew training cycle, everything will depend on how the schedule is agreed,” the source said.Earlier, another source RIA Novosti said that the launch of the next expedition is planned to be held from 5 to 7 December. The media reported on the possibility of starting a new expedition on November 28.
Possible change of orbital plansAccording to the agency interlocutor, the transfer of the launch of the next Progress MS-10 cargo ship to mid-November is being discussed. Initially, the launch was planned for October 31, but until the causes of the accident were clarified, all launches of the Soyuz-FG missiles were suspended.The next manned ship, on the contrary, can be sent to the station earlier than the originally planned date in order not to preserve the station: the launch of the Soyuz MS-11 was scheduled for December 20, and the return of the crew now docked to the Soyuz MS-09 station is for several days earlier.