Expedition 11

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ISS Expedition 11
Mission type ISS Expedition
Mission duration 176 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes (at ISS)
179 days, 23 minutes (launch to landing)
Orbits completed 2,817
Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 17 April 2005, 02:19 (2005-04-17UTC02:19Z) UTC
Ended 10 October 2005, 21:49 (2005-10-10UTC21:50Z) UTC
Arrived aboard Soyuz TMA-6
Departed aboard Soyuz TMA-6
Crew
Crew size 2
Members Sergei K. Krikalev
John L. Phillips
EVAs 1
EVA duration 4 hours and 58 minutes

Expedition 11 insignia (iss patch).png ISS Expedition 11 crew2.jpg
L-R: Sergei K. Krikalev and John L. Phillips


ISS expeditions
← Expedition 10 Expedition 12

Expedition 11 (2005) was the 11th expedition to the International Space Station, using the Soyuz TMA-6, which stayed during the expedition for emergency evacuation.

European Space Agency Italian Astronaut Roberto Vittori launched with Expedition 11 on the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft and returned 24 April 2005 with Expedition 10 on Soyuz TMA-5.

Crew[edit]

Position Astronaut
Commander Sergei K. Krikalev, RSA
Sixth spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 John L. Phillips, NASA
Second spaceflight

Mission parameters[edit]

Mission objectives[edit]

Space Shuttle Discovery photographed by Expedition 11 as it performed the first ever Rendezvous pitch manoeuvre.

The mission was to have conducted space walks on several occasions, using both NASA and Russian space suits.

On 28 July 2005 at 11:18 UTC the Space Shuttle mission STS-114 Orbiter docked and delivered a replacement Control Moment Gyroscope as part of the approximately 4.100 kg cargo carried inside the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) called Raffaello. On 6 August 2005 the Orbiter undocked from the ISS taking the MPLM back.

During the Expedition 11 mission, Russian Commander Sergei Krikalev exceeded the record for total time in space (formerly held by Sergei Avdeyev with 747.593 days). Krikalev at launch had spent 624.387 days in space. He passed the record on the 123rd day of the mission, on 16 August 2005. His cumulative time in space was 803 days and 9 hours and 39 minutes upon landing.

On 7 September 2005 the unpiloted Progress spacecraft 53 (P18) undocked from the station and was deorbited, to make way for the arrival of Progress 54 (P19) which docked in September 2008 and transferred around 2300 kg of cargo, (fuel, water, and dry cargo including oxygen generators) to the station.

On 3 October 2005 Soyuz TMA-7 docked bringing the Expedition 12 crew.

Thomas Reiter (ESA) was scheduled to join the mission in October 2005 on the supply mission STS-121 to the ISS, but due to that mission's delay until 2006 he became a crew member of Expedition 13.

Spacewalks[edit]

On 18 August 2005 19:02 UTC (3:02 p.m. EDT) the crew started a 4-hour, 58-minute spacewalk. They removed and brought inside the station a Russian Biorisk experiment container housing bacteria from the outside of Pirs; an MPAC (a micrometeoroid and orbital debris collector) and SEED (a materials exposure array) panel from the Zvezda Service Module; and the Matroska experiment, (radiation dosimeters in human-tissue-equivalent material). They installed a television camera on Zvezda, and checked a Korma contamination-exposure experiment tablet, and removed and replaced a materials exposure experiment container.

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