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Offline Nicolas PILLET

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2780 on: 02/22/2018 09:20 PM »
If I understand correctly, Pavel Vlassov announced that NASA and Roscosmos took the decision to reduce backup crews to only two people.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2781 on: 03/02/2018 07:19 AM »
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), a national research and development agency, is delighted to announce today that JAXA Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide was selected as a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 64/65. He will be the second Japanese to assume the post of commander on the ISS in leading the 65th Expedition.
Period of stay in space: Approximately six months starting around May of 2020
Expedition 64 (approx. four months): Activities as the ISS Flight Engineer, mainly consisting of maintenance of the ISS facilities (including “Kibo”), scientific experiments, and manipulation of the Mobile Servicing System (MSS)
Expedition 65 (approx. two months): In addition to the above activities, taking the lead as ISS Commander for a successful mission and ensured safety of the crew
Project schedule: Training necessary for the long-duration stay on the ISS scheduled to begin around autumn 2019

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2782 on: 03/03/2018 03:21 AM »
Will he get there by Soyuz-MS or USCV?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #2783 on: 03/03/2018 10:30 AM »
Am I correct in thinking Noguchi launches in Nov 2019 (presumably via USCV) and Hoshide launches in May 2020 (also presumably via USCV)? So this will produce an almost continuous presence of a Japanese astronaut on ISS for a full year?

Soyuz schedule calls for launches in Sept and March from Sept 2019 onwards.