Soyuz MS-05 launch and docking
Jul
28
11:41 am11:41

Soyuz MS-05 launch and docking

Launch window: 11:41 a.m. EDT (15:41 GMT) July 28, 2017

Launch vehicle: Soyuz-FG

Launch site: Launch Pad 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-05 will launch three members of the Expedition 52 crew to the International Space Station. They include Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazansky, European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli and NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik.

They will arrive at the ISS some four orbits, six hours later. The spacecraft is expected to dock with the Rassvet module

CRS-12 Dragon launch
Aug
10
4:07 pm16:07

CRS-12 Dragon launch

Launch window: 4:07 p.m. EDT (18:07 GMT) Aug. 10, 2017

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9

Launch site: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch its 13th Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station to deliver pressurized and unpressurized cargo to the Expedition 52 crew. 

After launch, the spacecraft will take about two days to rendezvous and berth with the outpost.

Russian EVA-43
Aug
17
1:00 am01:00

Russian EVA-43

On Aug. 17, 2017, cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazansky are scheduled to go on a spacewalk based out of the Pirs docking compartment airlock.

Soyuz MS-04 undocking and landing
Sep
3
1:00 am01:00

Soyuz MS-04 undocking and landing

Soyuz MS-04 will undock from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. Coming back to Earth are Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson. Yurchikhin and Fischer have been in space since April 2017 while Whitson has been living on the ISS since November 2016.

Whitson launched to the ISS in Soyuz MS-03, but was granted a three-month extension in part because Soyuz MS-04 only launched two people to the station and an extra seat was available for landing.


Progress MS-05 undocking
Jul
20
1:45 pm13:45

Progress MS-05 undocking

Undocking: 1:45 p.m. EDT (17:45 GMT) July 20, 2017

De-orbit and reentry: 4:57 p.m. EDT (20:57 GMT) July 20, 2017

After spending months attached to the International Space Station, Progress MS-05 will be loaded with thousands of pounds of unneeded equipment and trash. It will be commanded to de-orbit and burn up over the Pacific Ocean a number of days after undocking from the Pirs docking compartment.

Progress MS-06 launch and docking
Jun
14
5:20 am05:20

Progress MS-06 launch and docking

Launch window: 5:20 a.m. EDT (09:20 GMT) Feb. 22, 2017

Launch vehicle: Soyuz 2.1a

Launch site: Launch Site 1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

This Russian Progress cargo ship will launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome to deliver several thousand kilograms of supplies to the International Space Station. It is expected to launch a day after Progress MS-05 undocks from the Pirs docking compartment.

Docking will take place four orbits, some six hours, later. The spacecraft will mate with Pirs.

CRS-11 Dragon berthing
Jun
5
1:00 am01:00

CRS-11 Dragon berthing

After a two-day rendezvous profile, SpaceX's 12th Dragon resupply mission will arrive at the International Space Station. It will deliver 1,737 kilograms of pressurized and 1,573 kilograms of unpressurized cargo to the Expedition 51 crew. This will also be the first Dragon pressure vessel to be re-flown, which was previously used for the CRS-4 mission in September 2014.

The external payloads will be the Nicer, MUSES and ROSA experiments.

OA-7 Cygnus unberthing
Jun
4
9:10 am09:10

OA-7 Cygnus unberthing

The S.S. John Glenn OA-7 Cygnus cargo spacecraft will be unberthed after three months berthed to the International Space Station. It will then spend a week or so in a free-flight mode in order to perform the SAFFIRE III experiment. Afterword, the data will be downlinked to the ground before the craft is commanded to de-orbit and burn up over the Pacific Ocean.

CRS-11 Dragon launch
Jun
3
5:07 pm17:07

CRS-11 Dragon launch

Launch window: 5:07 p.m. EDT (21:07 GMT) June 3, 2017

Launch Vehicle: Falcon 9

Launch site: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch its 12th Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station to deliver 1,737 kilograms of pressurized and 1,573 kilograms of unpressurized cargo to the Expedition 51 crew. This will also be the first Dragon pressure vessel to be re-flown, which was previously used for the CRS-4 mission in September 2014.

The external payloads will be the Nicer, MUSES and ROSA experiments.

Soyuz MS-03 undocking and landing
Jun
2
1:00 am01:00

Soyuz MS-03 undocking and landing

Soyuz MS-03 will undock from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan. Coming back to Earth are Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet. The two have been living at the International Space Station since November 2016.

Peggy Whitson launched to the ISS in this spacecraft, but was granted a three-month extension. She will return to Earth with the crew of Soyuz MS-04 in September 2017.

US EVA-42
May
12
8:00 am08:00

US EVA-42

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will venture outside the outpost in their spacesuits to replace an avionics box that routes command and data information to external science experiments.

This will be the 200th spacewalk in support of International Space Station assembly and maintenance, the ninth for Whitson and first for Fischer.

Soyuz MS-02 undocking, landing
Apr
10
12:00 am00:00

Soyuz MS-02 undocking, landing

Landing time: TBD April 10, 2017

Three members of Expedition 50 will board their Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft and return to Earth. Upon undocking from the zenith port of the Poisk module, the three remaining aboard the ISS will automatically transition to Expedition 51.

Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko as well as NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough have been in space since Oct. 19, 2016.

Cygnus OA-7 launch
Mar
19
9:56 pm21:56

Cygnus OA-7 launch

Launch window: 9:56-10:26 a.m. EDT March 19 (02:56-03:26 GMT March 20)

Launch site: Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral, Florida

This will be the seventh of 10 flights by Orbital ATK under the Commercial Resupply Services contract. It will also be the fourth flight of an Enhanced Cygnus and it will fly atop an Atlas V 401 booster, as opposed to an Antares 200 series rocket.

Progress MS-05 docking
Feb
24
3:34 am03:34

Progress MS-05 docking

Two day's after launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Progress MS-05 will rendezvous and dock with the International Space Station's Pirs module on the Russian side of the outpost. Docking is planned for 3:34 a.m. EST / 8:34 GMT.

Progress MS-05 launch
Feb
22
12:58 am00:58

Progress MS-05 launch

Launch window: 12:58 a.m. EST (05:58 GMT) Feb. 22, 2017

Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

This cargo ship will be the first Russian Progress spacecraft to launch since the ill-fated Progress MS-04 flight. It will deliver some 2,450 kilograms of supplies to the International Space Station. Docking will occur about two days after launch.

Progress MS-05 was originally scheduled to dock with the nadir port of the Pirs module, but it will likely be changed to the aft docking port of Zvezda, the port Progress MS-04 was slated to dock to.

SpaceX Dragon CRS-10 launch
Feb
14
12:34 pm12:34

SpaceX Dragon CRS-10 launch

Launch window: 11:34 a.m. EST (16:34 GMT)

Launch site: Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

SpaceX will launch the 12th Dragon capsule to the International Space Station to deliver much needed supplies to the Expedition 51 crew. The capsule is expected to carry some 2,000 kilograms of pressurized cargo and nearly 1000 kilograms of unpressurized cargo.

External payloads expected to launch with this Dragon include: SAGE III, SAGE-NVP and STP-H5.

US EVA-39
Jan
13
7:05 am07:05

US EVA-39

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet will venture outside the outpost in their spacesuits to install new lithium ion batteries. These batteries will be delivered on the HTV-6 Japanese cargo ship.

This will be one of two spacewalks expected with four contingency spacewalks planned if needed.

US EVA 38
Jan
6
7:05 am07:05

US EVA 38

Two members of the Expedition 50 crew will venture outside the outpost in their spacesuits to install new lithium ion batteries. These batteries will be delivered on the HTV-6 Japanese cargo ship.

This will be one of two spacewalks expected with four contingency spacewalks planned if needed.

Kounotori 6 Launch
Dec
9
8:26 am08:26

Kounotori 6 Launch

  • Tanegashima Space Center Japan

The fifth flight of Japans HTV, Kounotori 6, will test several new technologies including thin film solar cells in space.

Soyuz MS-02 launch
Oct
19
4:05 am04:05

Soyuz MS-02 launch

This is the second launch of the newly upgraded Soyuz MS vehicles. It will transport three members of Expedition 49 to the International Space Station: Sergey Ryzhikov, Andrei Borisenko and Robert Kimbrough.

On Sept. 17, Roscosmos State Corporation announced a delay due to a technical issue. Launch is expected NET October.

US EVA-37
Sep
1
8:00 am08:00

US EVA-37

Two members of Expedition 48 will step outside the International Space Station to perform maintenance tasks on the orbiting outpost.