Expedition 52 is the 52nd expedition to the International Space Station. It officially began on June 2, 2017 10:47 UTC, with the undocking of Soyuz MS-03. Transfer of Command from Expedition 51 was done on June 1, 2017.
Expedition 52 crew photo
|Mission type||ISS Expedition|
|Space Station||International Space Station|
|Began||2 June 2017 UTC|
|Ended||3 September 2017 UTC|
|Arrived aboard||Soyuz MS-03|
|Departed aboard||Soyuz MS-04|
Peggy A. Whitson
Jack D. Fischer
Randolph J. Bresnik
Due to a decision to cut down the number of participating Russian cosmonauts in 2017, only two crew members were launched on Soyuz MS-04, which brought the ISS total crew down to five people. However, it was later decided that Peggy Whitson would stay on board longer, transferring from Expedition 51 to maintain a full crew of six astronauts over the summer, after the arrival of three new members on Soyuz MS-05. Expedition 51 officially ended on September 3, 2017 11:47 UTC, with the undocking of Soyuz MS-04.
(June 1 to July 2017)
(July to September 2017)
|Flight Engineer 1|
|Flight Engineer 2|
Third and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 3|
|Flight Engineer 4|
Second and last spaceflight
|Flight Engineer 5|
Third and last spaceflight
|EVA #||Spacewalkers||Start (UTC)||End (UTC)||Duration|
|1.||August 17, 2017
|August 17, 2017
|7 hours 34 minutes|
|Retrieved the "Restavratsiya" (Restoration) Experiment Hardware, Launched 5 Nano Satellites one of them being a Sputnik satellite named "Zerkalo" which was launched to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the original Sputnik and the birth of rocket scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Cleaned the windows on the Russian segment and installed "Test" containers on the hatches of the Pirs Docking Compartment and the Poisk Module, Retrieved CKK 9M9 cassettes from Zvezda, Installed Struts, Gap Spanners, and Handrails on Zvezda in preparation for the arrival of Nauka in the future, Installed the "Impact" trays by the Zvezda thrusters, and photographed the aft end of Zvezda and the "OHA" Antenna, Installed Struts, Gap Spanners, Handrails, and Ladders on Poisk, Photographed the Russian Segment.|
Uncrewed spaceflights to the ISS
Resupply missions that visited the International Space Station during Expedition 52:
- ISS flight number
- CRS SpX-11
|Logistics||Falcon 9||3 Jun 2017, 21:07:17||5 Jun 2017, 16:07||3 Jul 2017, 06:41||27d 14h 34m||3 Jul 2017|
- ISS 67P
|Logistics||Soyuz-2.1a||14 Jun 2017, 09:20:13||16 Jun 2017, 11:37||28 Dec 2017, 01:03:30||194d 13h 26m||28 Dec 2017|
- CRS SpX-12
|Logistics||Falcon 9||14 Aug 2017, 16:31:00||16 Aug 2017, 10:52||17 Sep 2017, 08:40||31d 21h 48m||17 Sep 2017|
- Garcia, Mark (1 June 2017). "Station Changes Command Before Friday Crew Return". NASA. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
- Irene Klotz (16 November 2016). "NASA, Russia Set Flights for Trimmed-Down Space Station Crew". space.com. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- "Whitson to stay on the ISS for an additional three months". NASASpaceFlight.com. 5 April 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
- Garcia, Mark (2 June 2017). "Expedition 51 Duo Undocks and Heads to Earth". NASA. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
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