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Soyuz TMA-18
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ISS Expedition EO-23. Six-month, long-term, resident crew of the International Space Station.

AKA: Cliff;ISS EO-23;ISS-22S. Launched: 2010-04-02. Returned: 2010-09-25. Number crew: 3 . Duration: 176.06 days.

ISS EO-23. The crew first attempted to depart the ISS on 24 September. However the latches between the Soyuz and the station failed to release. Return to earth the next day was successful, with undocking at 02:03 GMT; deorbit burn at 04:31 GMT; and landing in Kazakhstan at 05:23 GMT.


More at: Soyuz TMA-18.

Family: Manned spaceflight. People: Caldwell, Korniyenko, Skvortsov. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA.

2010 April 2 - . 04:04 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-18 - . Call Sign: Cliff. Crew: Caldwell, Korniyenko, Skvortsov, Aleksandr. Backup Crew: Borisenko, Andrei, Kelly, Scott, Samokutyayev. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 228. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 176.05 days. Decay Date: 2010-04-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 36505 . COSPAR: 2010-011A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    ISS EO-23. The crew first attempted to depart the ISS on 24 September. However the latches between the Soyuz and the station failed to release. Return to earth the next day was successful, with undocking at 02:03 GMT; deorbit burn at 04:31 GMT; and landing in Kazakhstan at 05:23 GMT.


2010 April 5 - . 10:21 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-131 - . Call Sign: Discovery. Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Dutton, Mastracchio, Metcalf-Lindenburger, Poindexter, Wilson, Yamazaki. Payload: Discovery F37 /. Mass: 121,047 kg (266,862 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Discovery. Duration: 15.12 days. Decay Date: 2010-04-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 36507 . COSPAR: 2010-012A. Apogee: 346 km (214 mi). Perigee: 322 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min. Crew: Poindexter;Dutton;Metcalf-Lendenburger;Wilson;Mastracchiio;Yamazaki;Anderson,Clayton. Contingency flight to assure ISS completion; nominal payload EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 3 (ELC3) and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 4 (ELC4)..

2010 April 9 - .
  • EVA STS-131-1 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. Relocated a new ammonia tank from the Shuttle's payload bay to a temporary stowage location and disconnected the fluid lines to the old ammonia tank on the S1 truss. Retrieved a Japanese seed experiment from the exterior of the Kibo laboratory for return .

2010 April 11 - .
  • EVA STS-131-2 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. The old ammonia tank was removed from the S1 truss and was replaced with the new tank. The electrical connections to the tank were made, but the fluid lines were deferred to the mission's third EVA due to time constraints since the installation was prolon.

2010 April 13 - .
  • EVA STS-131-3 - . Crew: Anderson, Clayton, Mastracchio. EVA Duration: 0.27 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-131. The fluid lines were connected to the new ammonia tank and the old tank was moved to the shuttle's payload bay for return to Earth. Micro-meteoroid debris shields from the Quest airlock which were no longer necessary were brought inside the airlock for re.

2010 April 28 - . 17:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-05M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 405 / ISS-37P. Mass: 7,400 kg (16,300 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-18. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 201.00 days. Decay Date: 2010-11-15 . USAF Sat Cat: 36521 . COSPAR: 2010-018A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Undocked from the Pirs module of the ISS on 25 October 2010 at 14:22 GMT and was deorbited over the Pacific on 15 November 2010 after three weeks of independent flight..

2010 May 14 - . 18:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39A. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
  • STS-132 - . Call Sign: Atlantis. Crew: Antonelli, Bowen, Good, Ham, Reisman, Sellers. Payload: Atlantis F32 / Node 3. Mass: 110,000 kg (240,000 lb). Nation: USA. Agency: NASA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spaceplane. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Spacecraft Bus: Shuttle. Spacecraft: Atlantis. Duration: 11.77 days. Decay Date: 2010-05-26 . USAF Sat Cat: 36572 . COSPAR: 2010-019A. Apogee: 359 km (223 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.50 min. Crew: Ham;Antonelli;Good;Sellers;Bowen;Reisman. Deliver to the ISS and install Node 3 with Cupola. With this mission ISS assembly was completed..

2010 May 17 - .
  • EVA STS-132-1 - . Crew: Bowen, Reisman. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Installed a spare space-to-ground Ku-band antenna on the Z1 truss; installed new tool platform on Dextre, and broke torque on bolts holding replacement batteries to the ICC-VLD cargo carrier..

2010 May 19 - .
  • EVA STS-132-2 - . Crew: Bowen, Good. EVA Duration: 0.30 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. Repaired Atlantis' Orbiter Boom Sensor System (OBSS); P6 battery replacement (4 of 6 units); and removed gimbal locks from the Ku-band antenna installed on the first EVA of the mission..

2010 May 21 - .
  • EVA STS-132-3 - . Crew: Good, Reisman. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17, Soyuz TMA-18, STS-132. P6 battery replacement (final 2 of 6 units); installed ammonia "jumpers" at the P4/P5 interface; retrieved a spare PDGF from Atlantis' payload bay and stowed it inside the Quest airlock. The spacewalkers also replenished supplies of EVA tools in toolboxes.

2010 June 30 - . 15:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-06M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 406 / ISS-38P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 67.86 days. Decay Date: 2010-07-14 . USAF Sat Cat: 36748 . COSPAR: 2010-033A. Apogee: 361 km (224 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min.

    First docking attempt with the ISS on 2 July aborted due to radio interference. Successfully docked with the ISS at the Zvezda module on 4 July at 16:17 GMT. Undocked from the Zvezda module of the ISS at 11:21 GMT on 31 August 2010. Conducted experiments in free flight until deorbited at 12:13 GMT on 6 September.


2010 July 27 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-1 - . Crew: Korniyenko, Yurchikhin. EVA Duration: 0.28 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Prepared Rassvet module to allow future Russian vehicles to dock using Kurs automated rendezvous system capability. Routed and mated command and data handling cables on Zvezda and Zarya modules..

2010 August 7 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-2 - . Crew: Caldwell, Wheelock. EVA Duration: 0.34 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Attempt to replace an ammonia pump module of the station cooling system on the S1 truss failed due to a quick disconnect being stuck..

2010 August 11 - .
2010 August 16 - .
  • EVA ISS EO-24-4 - . Crew: Caldwell, Wheelock. EVA Duration: 0.31 days. Nation: USA. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Completed installation of replacement ammonia pump of the station cooling system on the S1 truss..

2010 September 10 - . 10:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC31. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-07M - . Payload: Progress M s/n 407 / ISS-39P. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-18, Soyuz TMA-19. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 163.00 days. Decay Date: 2011-02-20 . USAF Sat Cat: 37156 . COSPAR: 2010-044A. Apogee: 355 km (220 mi). Perigee: 350 km (210 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.60 min. Docked at the Zvezda module of the ISS at 11:58 GMT on 12 September 2010. Undocked from Zvezda on 20 February 2011 at 13:12 GMT and deorbited over the Pacific at 16:12 GMT..


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