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ISS EO-20


ISS long-term residence mission. Crew: Romanenko Roman, De Winne,Thirsk. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station. Backup crew: Kondratiyev, Kuipers,Hadfield.

Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station.

AKA: Soyuz TMA-15; Parus.
First Launch: 2009.05.27.
Last Launch: 2009.12.01.
Duration: 187.86 days.

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Associated People
  • Thirsk Thirsk, Dr Robert Brent (1953-) Canadian physician mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-78,ISS EO-20. More...
  • Kuipers Kuipers, Andre (1958-) Dutch engineer cosmonaut, payload specialist astronaut. Flew on ISS Delta. More...
  • Hadfield Hadfield, Chris Austin (1959-) Canadian test pilot mission specialist astronaut. Flew on STS-74, STS-100. More...
  • De Winne De Winne, Frank (1961-) Belgian physician astronaut. Flew on ISS EP-4, ISS EO-20. More...
  • Romanenko, Roman Romanenko, Roman Yuriyevich (1971-) Russian pilot cosmonaut, 1997-on. Son of cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko. Graduated from Chernigov Higher Military Air School of Pilots, 1992 Russian Air Force. Cosmonaut training completed November 19. 1999. More...

See also
Associated Programs
  • ISS Finally completed in 2010 after a torturous 25-year development and production process, the International Space Station was originally conceived as the staging post for manned exploration of the solar systrem. Instead, it was seemed to be the death knell of manned spaceflight. More...

ISS EO-20 Chronology


2009 May 27 - . 10:34 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG s/n 1745.
  • Soyuz TMA-15 - . Call Sign: Parus. Crew: Romanenko, Roman; De Winne; Thirsk. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 225. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 187.86 days. Decay Date: 2009-12-01 . USAF Sat Cat: 35010 . COSPAR: 2009-030A. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi). Perigee: 344 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Summary: Delivered EO-20 crew to the ISS. Returned to earth 1 December 2009..

2009 June 5 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-20-1 - . Crew: Padalka; Barratt. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.20 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Wearing new Orlan-MK suits, the astronauts emerged from the Pirs module at 07:52 GMT. The crew added two Kurs rendezvous antennas to the exterior of Zvezda to enable arrival of the new MIM-2 Small Research Module, to be delivered by a Progress service module later in the year.

2009 June 10 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-20-2 - . Crew: Padalka; Barratt. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.0083 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Internal spacewalk in a depressurized Zvezda module to reconfigure it. The spacesuited crew entered the forward transfer comparment of Zvezda and closed the hatches to Zarya and to the aft compartments of Zvezda. The transfer compartment was then depressurized at 06:22 GMT. Then a flat cover on the zenith hatch was removed and stowed on top of the Pirs hatch, leaving the port open to space. The no-longer-required docking cone on the port leading to Zarya was removed installed on the zenith port, preparing it for arrival of the new MIM-2 research/docking module later in the year. The transfer compartment was repressurized at 07:11 GMT.

2009 July 15 - . 22:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • STS-127 - . Call Sign: Endeavour. Crew: Polansky; Hurley; Cassidy; Payette; Marshburn; Wolf; Kopra. Payload: Endeavour F23 / ISS 2J/4. Mass: 120,000 kg (260,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Endeavour. Duration: 15.60 days. Decay Date: 2009-07-31 . USAF Sat Cat: 35633 . COSPAR: 2009-038A. Apogee: 336 km (208 mi). Perigee: 328 km (203 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Polansky, Hurley, Cassidy, Marshburn, Wolf, Payette. Deliver to the ISS and install the Kibo Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM EF); Kibo Japanese Experiment Logistics Module - Exposed Section (ELM-ES); and Spacelab Pallet - Deployable 2 (SLP-D2).

2009 July 18 - .
  • EVA STS-127-1 - . Crew: Wolf; Kopra. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: JEF installed and P3 Nadir UCCAS deployed. S3 Zenith Outboard PAS deploy postponed due to time constraints..

2009 July 20 - .
  • EVA STS-127-2 - . Crew: Wolf; Marshburn. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: Transferred Orbital Replacement Units (ORUs) from the Shuttle Integrated Cargo Carrier (ICC) to the External Stowage Platform-3 (ESP3). Transferred materials included a spare high-gain antenna, cooling-system pump module and spare parts for the Mobile Ser.

2009 July 22 - .
  • EVA STS-127-3 - . Crew: Wolf; Cassidy. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.25 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: JPM preparation work, ICS-EF MLI, and P6 battery replacement (2 of 6 units). EVA was cut short due to high levels of CO2 in Cassidy's suit..

2009 July 24 - .
2009 July 24 - . 10:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. Launch Pad: LC1/5. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U s/n 1746.
  • Progress M-67 - . Mass: 7,285 kg (16,060 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 65.00 days. Decay Date: 2009-09-27 . USAF Sat Cat: 35641 . COSPAR: 2009-040A. Apogee: 354 km (219 mi). Perigee: 344 km (213 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Summary: Docked at the Zvezda port of the International Space Station at 11:12 GMT on 29 July. Undocked and was deorbited over the Pacific Ocean on 27 September at 09:33 GMT..

2009 July 27 - .
  • EVA STS-127-5 - . Crew: Marshburn; Cassidy. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.20 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-127; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: SPDM thermal cover adjustment, Z1 patch panel reconfiguration, JEM visual equipment (JEM-VE) installation (forward and aft), and JEM-LTA reconfigurations. S3 Nadir PAS (outboard) deployment postponed to later mission..

2009 August 29 - . 04:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
  • STS-128 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Sturckow; Ford; Forrester; Hernandez; Fuglesang; Olivas; Stott. Payload: Discovery F36 /. Mass: 121,420 kg (267,680 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: STS-128; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Discovery . Duration: 13.87 days. Decay Date: 2009-09-12 00:53:00 . USAF Sat Cat: 35811 . COSPAR: 2009-045A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 310 km (190 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Sturckow, Ford, Forrester, Hernandez, Fuglesang, Olivas. Deliver to the ISS and install the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM); Lightweight Multi-Purpose Experiment Support Structure Carrier (LMC); Three-crew quarters, galley, and second treadmill (TVIS2); and the Crew Health Care System 2 (CHeCS 2).

2009 September 1 - .
  • EVA STS-128-1 - . Crew: Olivas; Stott. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-128; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: The crew exited at 21:48 and retrieved the EUTEF and MISSE 6 experiments from the Columbus module. The hatch was closed at 04:19 GMT..

2009 September 3 - .
  • EVA STS-128-2 - . Crew: Olivas; Fuglesang. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-128; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: The crew exited at 22:09 and replaced an ammonia tank assembly on the P1 truss. The hatch was closed at 04:45 GMT..

2009 September 5 - .
  • EVA STS-128-3 - . Crew: Olivas; Fuglesang. EVA Type: Extra-Vehicular Activity. EVA Duration: 0.29 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-128; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Summary: The crew exited at 20:38 and deployed the S3 payload attach system. The hatch was closed at 03:34 GMT..

2009 September 10 - . 17:01 GMT - . Launch Site: Tanegashima. Launch Complex: Tanegashima Y2. LV Family: H-2. Launch Vehicle: H-IIB.
  • HTV-1 - . Mass: 16,000 kg (35,000 lb). Nation: Japan. Agency: JAXA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: HTV. Decay Date: 2009-09-13 . USAF Sat Cat: 35817 . COSPAR: 2009-048A. Apogee: 342 km (212 mi). Perigee: 334 km (207 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.30 min. First launch of the H-IIB booster and the HTV International Space Station resupply spacecraft. HTV-1 rendezvoused with the ISS on 17 September, stationkeeping 10 m away. It was grappled by the station's Canadarm and berthed to the Harmony port of the station and then unloaded.

2009 September 30 - . 07:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz FG. LV Configuration: Soyuz-FG s/n 1748.
  • Soyuz TMA-16 - . Call Sign: Bort. Crew: Surayev; Williams, Jeffrey; Laliberte. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 226. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-21; ISS EO-20; ISS EO-19. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 169.17 days. Decay Date: 2010-03-18 . USAF Sat Cat: 35940 . COSPAR: 2009-053A. Apogee: 352 km (218 mi). Perigee: 342 km (212 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Summary: Docked with the International Space Station at 08:35 GMT on 2 October. Carried the EO-21 crew of Suraev and Williams, and space tourist Guy Laliberte due to the station. Surayev and Williams landed aboard Soyuz TMA-16 in Kazakhstan on 18 March 2010..

2009 October 15 - . 01:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 11A511U. LV Configuration: Soyuz 11A511U s/n 1749.
  • Progress M-03M - . Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: ISS EO-21; ISS EO-20. Spacecraft: Progress M. Decay Date: 2010-05-03 . USAF Sat Cat: 35948 . COSPAR: 2009-056A. Apogee: 348 km (216 mi). Perigee: 314 km (195 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Summary: Docked at the Pirs module of the International Space Station at 01:41 GMT on 18 October..

2009 November 16 - . 19:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle.
2009 November 19 - .
  • EVA STS-129-1 - . Crew: Foreman; Satcher. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-129; ISS EO-21; ISS EO-20. Summary: Installed a spare antenna on the stationís truss and a bracket for ammonia lines on the Unity module. Lubricated the grapple mechanism on the Payload Orbital Replacement Unit Attachment Device on the Mobile Base System and lubricated the snares of the han.

2009 November 21 - .
  • EVA STS-129-2 - . Crew: Foreman; Bresnik. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-129; ISS EO-21; ISS EO-20. Summary: Installed the GATOR (Grappling Adaptor to On-Orbit Railing) bracket to the Columbus laboratory and an additional ham radio antenna. Installed on the truss an antenna for wireless helmet camera video. Relocated the Floating Potential Measurement Unit that .

2009 November 23 - .
  • EVA STS-129-3 - . Crew: Satcher; Bresnik. EVA Type: Extravehicular activity. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: STS-129; ISS EO-21; ISS EO-20. Summary: Installed new High Pressure Gas Tank (HPGT) on Quest airlock. Installed MISSE-7A and 7B on ELC-2. Strapped two micrometeoroid and orbital debris (MMOD) shields to External Stowage Platform #2. Relocated foot restraint, released a bolt on Ammonia Tank Asse.

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