Expedition 54

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ISS Expedition 54
Mission type ISS Expedition
Expedition
Space Station International Space Station
Began 17 December 2017 UTC[1]
Ended 27 February 2018 UTC[2]
Arrived aboard Soyuz MS-06
Soyuz MS-07
Departed aboard Soyuz MS-06
Soyuz MS-07
Crew
Crew size 6[3]
Members


Alexander Misurkin
Mark T. Vande Hei
Joseph M. Acaba

Anton Shkaplerov
Scott D. Tingle
Norishige Kanai

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(l-r) Acaba, Vande Hei, Misurkin, Shkaplerov, Tingle, and Kanai

Expedition 54 was the 54th expedition to the International Space Station, which began upon the departure of Soyuz MS-05 on December 17, 2017 and concluded upon the departure of Soyuz MS-06 on February 27, 2018. Alexander Misurkin, Mark Vande Hei and Joseph Acaba were transferred from Expedition 53, with Alexander Misurkin taking the commander role. Transfer of Command from Expedition 54 to Expedition 55 was done on February 26, 2018. Expedition 54 officially ended on February 27, 2018 23:08 UTC, with the undocking of Soyuz MS-06.[2]

Crew[edit]

Position First Part

(December 2017)

Second Part

(December 2017 to February 2018)

Commander Russia Alexander Misurkin, RSA
Second Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 1 United States Mark T. Vande Hei, NASA
First Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 2 United States Joseph M. Acaba, NASA
Third Spaceflight
Flight Engineer 3 Russia Anton Shkaplerov, RSA
Third spaceflight
Flight Engineer 4 United States Scott D. Tingle, NASA
First spaceflight
Flight Engineer 5 Japan Norishige Kanai, JAXA
First spaceflight

[4]

Spacewalks[edit]

EVA # Spacewalkers Start (UTC) End (UTC) Duration
Expedition 54
EVA 1
United States Mark T. Vande Hei

United States Scott D. Tingle

January 23, 2018
11:49
January 23, 2018
19:13
7 hours 24 minutes
Replaced Latching End Effector (LEE-B) on Canadarm2, Installed failed LEE on ESP2, Replaced LEE Camera, Replaced EVA Socket.
Expedition 54
EVA 2*
Russia Alexander Misurkin

Russia Anton Shkaplerov

February 2, 2018

15:34

February 2, 2018

23:47

8 hours 13 minutes
Remove and replacement of an electronics box for a high-gain communications antenna on the Zvezda service module.
Expedition 54
EVA 3
United States Mark T. Vande Hei

Japan Norishige Kanai

February 16, 2018

12:00

February 16, 2018

17:57

5 hours 57 minutes
Finished removal and replacement of Latching End Effector on POA, Replaced LEE Camera, Installed Ground Strap on Canadarm2, Brought failed LEE inside, Lubricated Canadarm2, Moved Tool Platform on Dextre, Adjusted Struts on Flex Hose Rotary Coupler.

*denotes spacewalks performed from the Pirs docking compartment in Russian Orlan suits.
All other spacewalks were performed from the Quest airlock.

Unmanned spaceflights to the ISS[edit]

Resupply missions that visited the International Space Station during Expedition 54:

Spacecraft
- ISS flight number
Country Mission Launcher Launch
(UTC)
Docked/Berthed
(UTC)
Undocked/Unberthed
(UTC)
Duration (Docked) Deorbit
SpaceX CRS-13
- CRS SpX-13
 United States Logistics Falcon 9 15 Dec 2017, 15:36:00 17 Dec 2017, 10:57 13 Jan 2018, 09:58 26d 23h 1m 13 Jan 2018
Progress MS-08
- ISS 69P
 Russia Logistics Soyuz-2.1a 13 Feb 2018, 08:13:33 15 Feb 2018, 10:38 Planned: 26 Aug 2018 N/A N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garcia, Mark. "Dragon Attached to Station for Month of Cargo Transfers". NASA. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Garcia, Mark. "Expedition 54 Trio Undocks from Station, Begins Ride Home". NASA. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Astronauts Just Watched 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Space!". 
  4. ^ "Expedition 54". NASA. Retrieved 2017-04-10.