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Kotov, Oleg Valeriyevich
Kotov
Kotov
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Russian physician cosmonaut 1996-2016. Russian Air Force; MD from Moscow Sergei M. Kirov Military Medicine Academy, 1980 . Worked in the TsPK, medical department. 526 cumulative days in space.

Status: Inactive; Active 1906-2016. Born: 1965-10-27. Spaceflights: 3 . Total time in space: 526.21 days. Birth Place: Simferopol.

Detachment: TsPK.

Official NASA Biography as of June 2016:Kotov OLEG VALERIEVICH
soyuz tma commander
iss 22 flight engineer, iss 23 commander
air force colonel
instructor-test-cosmonaut of Yu.A. Gagarin CosmonAut Training Center
100th Russian cosmonaut, 452nd World cosmonaut

PERSONAL DATA: Born October 27, 1965, in Simferopol. Married to Svetlana Nikolayevna Kotova (previously, Bunyakina). They have two children, daughter Valeria, born in 1994, and son Dmitry, born in 2002. His parents, Valeri Efimovich and Elena Ivanovna Kotov, reside in Moscow.

EDUCATION: In 1982 Dr. Kotov finished high school in Moscow and entered the Kirov Military Medical Academy, from which he graduated in 1988. From November 1988 to December 1990 studied functional diagnostics/methods of pilot selection at the Central Air Force Hospital. In 1992 graduated from the Moscow Institute of Industrial property and innovation with a degree in patenting. In 1996 entered the Kachin Air Force pilot school named after A.F. Myasnikov from which he graduated in 1998 with a qualification of pilot-engineer.

EXPERIENCE: After graduation from the Academy, in 1988, he served at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, where he held the positions of Deputy lead test-doctor and Lead test doctor.

During his service he dealt with problems of altitude physiology and space flight effects on human body. He gained great experience in practical training and medical support of EVAs on the Mir station; he was a crew instructor for biomedical training and science program training. He is a certified SCUBA diver.

He was selected as a GCTC cosmonaut candidate in 1996. From June 1996 – March 1998, he completed a course of basic training for spaceflight. In March 1998, he received a test-cosmonaut qualification.

Since July of 1998, Dr. Kotov is a cosmonaut-researcher of the GCTC Cosmonaut Corps.

In May-August 1998, Kotov was trained for a flight on the Soyuz and the Mir station as a backup crewmember to the Mir-26 mission.

In October of 1998 started advanced training for ISS flights.

In December, 1999 received a test-cosmonaut qualification.

From October, 2002 to March, 2003 trained in the Taxi-5 backup crew with P. Vinogradov as Soyuz TMA commander.

From February, 2004 to October, 2005 trained as ISS-13 backup flight engineer and Soyuz TMA commander. After the Columbia accident and transition to a two-person ISS crew, Kotov was removed from the crew in October 2005.

In January, 2006 started training for the ISS-15 prime mission.

SPACEFLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Kotov completed his 1st spaceflight from April to October 2007 (196 days) as Soyuz TMA commander and ISS-15 flight engineer. He performed two EVAs that lasted a total of 11 hours and 47 minutes.

Kotov performed his 2nd spaceflight as Soyuz TMA commander and ISS 22/23 crewmember (ISS 23 commander) with Soichi Noguchi (JAXA) and TJ Creamer (NASA) from December 21, 2009 to June 2, 2010 (163 days). During this flight he performed an EVA that lasted for 5 hours and 44 minutes.

AUGUST 2010


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Family: Air Force Group 11 Supplemental - 1996, Cosmonaut. Country: Russia, Ukraine. Spacecraft: ISS. Flights: Soyuz TM-28 Mir EP-4, Soyuz TMA-2A, Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-17. Agency: VVS. Bibliography: 4452, 5646.

1965 October 27 - .
  • Birth of Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov - . Nation: Russia, Ukraine. Related Persons: Kotov. Russian physician cosmonaut. Flew on ISS EO-15, ISS EO-22. MD from Moscow Sergei M. Kirov Military Medicine Academy, 1980 . Russian Air Force. Worked in the TsPK, medical department. Cosmonaut training 3 June 1996 - 18 March 1998..

1996 July 7 - .
  • Russian Air Force Cosmonaut Training Group 11 Supplemental selected. - . Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kotov.

2003 April 18 - .
  • Soyuz TMA-2A (cancelled) - . Crew: Duque, Kotov, Padalka. Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Duque, Kotov, Padalka. Agency: RAKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-2A. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA.

    Soyuz TMA-2 was originally to switch lifeboats on the International Space Station. The crew would have returned to earth in the Soyuz TMA-1 already docked to the station. After the loss of Columbia, and the grounding of the remaining shuttles, it was decided instead that the EO-6 crew (Bowersox, Budarin, and Pettit) aboard the station would return in Soyuz TMA-1. Soyuz TMA-2 would be instead flown by a two-man skeleton crew (Malenchenko and Lu) to keep the station alive until shuttle flights could resume.


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2007 April 7 - . 17:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-10 - . Call Sign: Pulsar. Crew: Kotov, Simonyi, Yurchikhin. Return Crew: Kotov, Muszaphar, Yurchikhin. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 220 / ISS-14S. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kotov, Muszaphar, Simonyi, Yurchikhin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-10 ISS EP-12. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 196.71 days. Decay Date: 2007-10-21 . USAF Sat Cat: 31100 . COSPAR: 2007-008A. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 330 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min.

    Carried the Expedition 15 crew and space tourist Charles Simonyi to the International Space Station. Soyuz TMA-10 docked at the Zarya port of the International Space Station at 19:10 GMT on 9 April. It undocked from Zarya at 19:20 GMT on Sep 27 September and docked at the Zvezda port at 19:47 GMT to clear Zarya for Soyuz TMA-10.

    The EO-15 crew and EP-13 space tourist Shukor (brought to the station by Soyuz TMA-11) boarded Soyuz TM-10 and undocked from the Zvezda port at 07:14 GMT on 21 October. The re-entry burn began at 09:47 and was normal. But afterwards, due to failure of an explosive bolt, the Soyuz service module remained connected to the re-entry capsule. The Soyuz tumbled, then began re-entry with the forward hatch taking the re-entry heating, until the connecting strut burned through. The Soyuz the righted itself with the heat shield taking the heating, but defaulted to an 8.6 G ballistic re-entry, landing 340 km short of the aim point at 10:36 GMT. Improved procedures after the ballistic re-entry of Soyuz TMA-1 meant a helicopter recovery crew reached the capsule only 20 minutes after thumpdown. However the true nature of the failure was concealed from the world until the same thing happened on Soyuz TMA-11.


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2007 May 4 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-24 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Marking the second week working together, the Expedition 15 crew wrapped up various maintenance tasks, science experiments and preparations for the May 15 arrival of the Progress 25 supply ship.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 11 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-25 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. A new cargo freighter launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 10:25 p.m. CDT Friday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 12 - . 03:25 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-U-PVB.
  • Progress M-60 - . Payload: Progress M s/n 360. Mass: 7,280 kg (16,040 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Agency: RAKA. Manufacturer: Korolev bureau. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned logistics spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Progress M. Duration: 136.65 days. Decay Date: 2007-09-25 . USAF Sat Cat: 31393 . COSPAR: 2007-017A. Apogee: 341 km (211 mi). Perigee: 330 km (200 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.20 min.

    Space station resupply spacecraft which docked with the Zvezda port of the International Space Station at 05:10 GMT on 15 May. It undocked on 19 September was conducted plasma depletion experiments before being deorbited over the Pacific at 19:01 GMT on 25 September..


2007 May 15 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-26 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. A spacecraft automatically docked to the International Space Station early Tuesday, delivering 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents on board.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 18 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-27 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. The Expedition 15 crew this week unpacked supplies and began preparing for the arrival of the next visiting spacecraft and two spacewalks at the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 25 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-28 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov prepared this week for two spacewalks while Flight Engineer Suni Williams prepared for her return to Earth. In preparation for her successor's arrival, Williams' downlinked a 10-minute video tour for Clayton Anderson, who will travel to the station on the upcoming space shuttle flight. Additional Details: here....


2007 May 29 - .
  • Soyuz docking port swap on International Space Station. - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Progress M-58 undocked from the Zvezda module on 27 March. The EO-14 crew boarded Soyuz TMA-9 on 29 March, undocked from the Zarya port at 22:30 GMT, and redocked at the Zvezda port at 22:54. This freed the Zarya port for the pending Soyuz TMA-10 launch..

2007 May 30 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-29 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Two International Space Station cosmonauts stepped outside Wednesday for a 5-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, installing Service Module Debris Protection panels and rerouting a Global Positioning System antenna cable.. Additional Details: here....

2007 May 30 - . 19:05 GMT - .
  • EVA ISS EO-15-1 - . Crew: Kotov, Yurchikhin. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    The spacewalk was made from the Pirs module. The crew attached an extension to the Strela-2 boom, then used it to assist in moving 17 debris panels from PMA-3 to the Zvezda module. After some cabling work to prepare the Zvezda module for future docking operations with the European ATV cargo resupply spacecraft, the crew installed five of the debris shields around the forward exterior of Zvezda. The aluminum shields, designed to protect the Russian segment from space junk, were typically around 60 cm x 1 m each with a thickness of 25 mm and a mass of 8 kg.


2007 June 1 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-30 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Williams, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. The Expedition 15 crew completed the first of three planned spacewalks this week and prepared for the upcoming arrival of space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • EVA ISS EO-15-2 - . Crew: Kotov, Yurchikhin. EVA Duration: 0.23 days. Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    Exiting from the Pirs airlock, the cosmonauts first installed the Biorisk microorganism experiment on the outside of the station. They laid some ethernet cable on the exterior of the Zarya module that completed work to allow the Russian segment to be controlled from the US segment. The crew then completed installation of the final 12 debris panels on the Zvezda module to provide improved protection against micrometeoroids and space junk.


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2007 June 15 - .
  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #15 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester, Kotov, Olivas, Reilly, Swanson, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    The situation aboard space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station improved greatly today following repair of a protruding thermal blanket, restoring power to problematic Russian navigation computers, and completing retraction of a finicky solar array. Additional Details: here....


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  • STS-117 MCC Status Report #18 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Forrester, Kotov, Reilly, Swanson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117, STS-117 ISS EO-15. For the fourth time in less than a week, the astronauts on Space Shuttle Atlantis are about to venture outside their spacecraft to press ahead with assembly of the International Space Station.. Additional Details: here....

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  • International Space Station Status Report #07-32 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Kotov, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    After the departure of the space shuttle Atlantis, Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov returned to their daily operations aboard the International Space Station this week, while newly arrived Flight Engineer Clay Anderson began conducting scientific experiments. Additional Details: here....


2007 July 6 - .
  • International Space Station Status Report #07-33 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Kotov, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15.

    Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Clay Anderson this week finished preparing their spacesuits for a planned July 23 spacewalk. Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov also continued evaluating the computers on the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Additional Details: here....


2007 July 23 - .
  • ISS EO-15: Station Crew Winds Up Ammonia Reservoir Jettison Spacewalk - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Anderson, Clayton, Kotov, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. Two International Space Station crew members Monday successfully wrapped up a 7-hour, 41-minute spacewalk that saw the removal and jettison of a refrigerator-size ammonia reservoir.. Additional Details: here....

2007 August 5 - .
  • ISS EO-15: Progress Docks to Space Station - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Yurchikhin. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-117 ISS EO-15. A new Progress cargo carrier docked to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment at 2:40 p.m. EDT Sunday with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment aboard.. Additional Details: here....

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2007 November 30 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 11/30/07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Malenchenko, Tani, Whitson, Yurchikhin. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-122, STS-123.

    As is standard for new Expeditions, the two Flight Engineers, Malenchenko and Tani, performed the periodic 3-hr. routine health checkout on the RS (Russian segment)'s STTS telephone/telegraph subsystem.

    This includes inspection and audio function checks of all comm panels (PA) in and between the Service Module (SM), FGB and Docking Compartment (DC1), VHF receiver tests, and an audit of headsets. (The "Voskhod-M" STTS enables telephone communications between the SM, FGB, DC1 and U.S. segment (USOS), and also with users on the ground over VHF channels selected by an operator at an SM comm panel, via STTS antennas on the SM's outside. There are six comm panels in the SM with pushbuttons for accessing any of three audio channels, plus an intercom channel. Other modes of the STTS include telegraphy (teletype), EVA voice, emergency alarms, Packet/Email, and TORU docking support. Last time done 4/15/07 by Yurchikhin & Kotov.) Additional Details: here....


2007 December 1 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 12/01/07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Love, Malenchenko, Tani, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-122.

    Saturday. FE-1 Malenchenko continued preparations for operating the Russian/German TEKh-20 Plasma Crystal-3 Plus (PK-3+) experiment payload.

    (After yesterday's hardware setup, leak checking of the electronics box and evacuation of the vacuum work chamber (ZB) with the turbopump, the CDR conducted more testing and calibration, uploaded new software from a USB stick to the payload laptop, checked out the software installation and verified the readiness of the experiment. After additional leak checking on the work chamber during the day, Yuri will deactivate the turbopump tonight at ~4:25pm EST. The experiment is performed on plasma, i.e., fine particles charged and excited by HF (high frequency) radio power inside the evacuated work chamber. Main objective is to obtain a homogeneous plasma dust cloud at various pressures and particle quantities with or without superimposition of an LF (low frequency) harmonic electrical field. The experiment is conducted in automated mode. PK-3+ has more advanced hardware and software than the previously used Russian PKE-Nefedov payload.) Additional Details: here....


2007 December 4 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 12/04/07 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Drew, Kotov, Malenchenko, Tani, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-11, STS-120 ISS EO-16, STS-122.

    FE-1 Malenchenko supported the Russian TEKh-20 Plazmennyi-Kristall/PK-3+ (Plasma Crystal-3+) experiment on its fifth day.

    After wakeup and before breakfast, FE-2 Dan Tani accessed the SLEEP experiment (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy & Light Exposure during Spaceflight) software for data logging, completing questionnaire entries in the experiment's laptop session file on the HRF-1 laptop for later downlink. (To monitor the crewmember's sleep/wake patterns and light exposure, Dan wears a special Actiwatch device which measures the light levels encountered by him as well as his patterns of sleep and activity throughout the Expedition. The log entries are done within 15 minutes of final awakening for seven consecutive days, as part of the crew's discretionary 'job jar' task list.) Additional Details: here....


2008 February 6 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 02/06/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kotov, Love, Malenchenko, Tani, Whitson. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-11, STS-120 ISS EO-16, STS-122.

    Progress M-63/28P is continuing its 3-day flight to the ISS for docking tomorrow morning (2/7) at ~9:38am EST at the DC1 nadir port.

    After wakeup and before breakfast, FE-2 Dan Tani completed his daily access of the SLEEP experiment (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy & Light Exposure during Spaceflight) software for data logging and filling in questionnaire entries in the experiment's laptop session file on the HRF-1 laptop for downlink. (To monitor the crewmember's sleep/wake patterns and light exposure, Dan wears a special Actiwatch device which measures the light levels encountered by him as well as his patterns of sleep and activity throughout the Expedition. The log entries are done within 15 minutes of final awakening for seven consecutive days, as part of the crew's discretionary 'job jar' task list.) Additional Details: here....


2008 April 15 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 04/15/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kononenko, Kotov, Love, Malenchenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey, Whitson, Yi Soyeon. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-11, Soyuz TMA-12, Soyuz TMA-12 ISS EP-14, STS-122, STS-123 ISS EO-16.

    Day 6 of joint E16/E17 operations by CDR-16 Peggy Whitson, FE-1-16 Yuri Malenchenko, FE-2-17 Garrett Reisman, CDR-17 Sergei Volkov, FE-1-17 Oleg Kononenko and SFP/VC14 So-Yeon Yi.

    Day 188 in space for Peggy & Yuri.

    The crew's work/sleep cycle again was adjusted slightly, from yesterday's wakeup at 2:15am to 2:20am EDT (sleeptime tonight at 5:50pm). Tomorrow, work period will again be adjusted by 5 min (to 2:15am -5:45pm).

    Aboard ISS, crew rotation/handover activities continued for all six residents involved. Whitson, Volkov, Malenchenko and Kononenko had several hours scheduled between them for dedicated ('functional') CDR/CDR & FE/FE handover activities; in addition, there are 'generic' handovers where crewmembers are scheduled together to complete various designated standard tasks. Additional Details: here....


2008 May 14 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/14/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kononenko, Kotov, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-123 ISS EO-16.

    For the US Sleep study, currently on his voluntary 'job jar' task list, FE-2 Garrett Reisman downloaded the SLEEP (Sleep-Wake Actigraphy and Light Exposure during Spaceflight) experiment data after wakeup and before breakfast from his Actiwatch to the HRF-1 (Human Research Facility 1) laptop.

    (To monitor his sleep/wake patterns and light exposure, the Flight Engineer wears a special Actiwatch device which measures the light levels encountered by him as well as his patterns of sleep and activity throughout this week, for the last time. The log entries are done within 15 minutes of final awakening for seven consecutive days.)

    For the Russian Sleep study, FE-1 Oleg Kononenko terminated his second MBI-12 SONOKARD experiment session upon wake-up by taking the recording device from his SONOKARD sports shirt pocket and later copying the measurements to the RSE-MED laptop for subsequent downlink to the ground. CDR Sergey Volkov in turn will start his second overnight MBI-12 session tonight. (SONOKARD objectives are stated to (1) study the feasibility of obtaining the maximum of data through computer processing of records obtained overnight, (2) systematically record the crewmember's physiological functions during sleep, (3) study the feasibility of obtaining real-time crew health data. Investigators believe that contactless acquisition of cardiorespiratory data over the night period could serve as a basis for developing efficient criteria for evaluating and predicting adaptive capability of human body in long-duration space flight.) Additional Details: here....


2008 May 28 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 05/28/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Kononenko, Kotov, Malenchenko, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, Soyuz TMA-11, Soyuz TMA-12, STS-123 ISS EO-16, STS-124.

    For the long-term Russian sleep study, FE-1 Oleg Kononenko terminated his third MBI-12 SONOKARD experiment session upon wake-up by taking the recording device from his SONOKARD sports shirt pocket and later copying the measurements to the RSE-MED laptop for subsequent downlink to the ground.

    CDR Sergey Volkov in turn will start his third overnight MBI-12 session tonight. (SONOKARD objectives are stated to (1) study the feasibility of obtaining the maximum of data through computer processing of records obtained overnight, (2) systematically record the crewmember's physiological functions during sleep, (3) study the feasibility of obtaining real-time crew health data. Investigators believe that contactless acquisition of cardiorespiratory data over the night period could serve as a basis for developing efficient criteria for evaluating and predicting adaptive capability of human body in long-duration space flight.) Additional Details: here....


2008 June 4 - .
  • ISS On-Orbit Status 06/04/08 - . Nation: USA. Related Persons: Fossum, Garan, Ham, Hoshide, Kelly, Mark, Kononenko, Kotov, Nyberg, Reisman, Volkov, Sergey. Program: ISS. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10, STS-124.

    Flight Day 5 (FD5) of STS-124/1J.

    ISS crew work cycle remains unchanged: wake 6:32am EDT; sleep 10:02pm.


    Arigato Gozaimasu! Congratulations, JAXA! There is Hope in space! At ~5:09pm EDT, the JPM (Japanese Pressurized Module) of the JEM 'Kibo' laboratory complex was opened and ingressed by Aki Hoshide and Karen Nyberg for the first time, joined later by the rest of the crew who clearly enjoyed the voluminous super laboratory. (Kibo is permanently attached at the Node-2 (Harmony) portside hatch since last night.)

    FE-1 Oleg Kononenko performed the periodic (currently daily) checkout/verification of IP-1 airflow sensors in the various RS (Russian Segment) hatchways, including the DC1-to-Soyuz tunnel, and the FGB-to-Node passageway. (This is especially important when the ventilation/circulation system has to cope with a larger crew on board, currently ten persons, and one of the two Russian SKV air conditioners off (SKV-1).) Additional Details: here....


2009 December 20 - . 21:52 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-17 - . Call Sign: Pulsar. Crew: Creamer, Kotov, Noguchi. Backup Crew: Furukawa, Shkaplerov, Wheelock. Payload: Soyuz 7K-STMA s/n 227 / ISS-21S. Mass: 7,250 kg (15,980 lb). Nation: Russia. Related Persons: Creamer, Kotov, Noguchi. Agency: RKA. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-17. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 163.23 days. Decay Date: 2010-06-02 . USAF Sat Cat: 36129 . COSPAR: 2009-074A. Apogee: 351 km (218 mi). Perigee: 336 km (208 mi). Inclination: 51.6000 deg. Period: 91.40 min. Docked with Zarya port of ISS at 22:48 GMT on 22 December. Undocked at 0:04 GMT on 2 June 2010 and landed in Kazakhstan at 03:25 GMT..

2010 January 14 - .
2013 March 28 - . 20:43 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-08M - . Call Sign: Karat. Crew: Cassidy, Misurkin, Vinogradov. Backup Crew: Hopkins, Kotov, Ryazansky. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 708. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-08M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 166.26 days. Decay Date: 2013-09-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 39125 . COSPAR: 2013-013A. Apogee: 421 km (261 mi). Perigee: 409 km (254 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.88 min.

    Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS at 02:28 GMT on 29 March. Soyuz TMA-08M undocked from the ISS and made its deorbit burn at 02:05 GMT. The BO and PAO modules were jettisoned at 02:32 GMT and the SA descent module containing Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy touched down safely in Kazakhstan at 02:58 GMT after 166.3 days in space.


2013 September 25 - . 20:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC1. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-FG.
  • Soyuz TMA-10M - . Call Sign: Pulsar. Crew: Hopkins, Kotov, Ryazansky. Backup Crew: Artemyev, Skvortsov, Swanson. Payload: Soyuz TMA s/n 710. Mass: 7,200 kg (15,800 lb). Nation: Russia. Program: ISS. Class: Manned. Type: Manned spacecraft. Flight: Soyuz TMA-10M. Spacecraft Bus: Soyuz. Spacecraft: Soyuz TMA. Duration: 166.27 days. Decay Date: 2014-03-11 . USAF Sat Cat: 39263 . COSPAR: 2013-054A. Apogee: 415 km (257 mi). Perigee: 411 km (255 mi). Inclination: 51.6500 deg. Period: 92.82 min. Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS 5 hours 46 minutes after launch. Undocked from the Poisk module of the ISS at 00:02 GMT on 11 March, landing in Kazakhstan at 03:24 GMT..

2013 November 9 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-36 - . Crew: Kotov, Ryazansky. EVA Duration: 0.24 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    The crew exited the station via the Pirs module. They carried an Olympic torch for a publicity event. The Yakor platform was removed from Zvezda's transfer compartment but could not be attached to the VRM/URM-D articulating mount on side IV of the main part of Zvezda, and was brought inside instead. A piece of equipment called DPN was be removed from the VRM (it was installed on the EVA in August 2013). The RK-21-8 Radiometria experiment installed on 2011 Feb 16 on another URM-D experiment mount on side II of Zvezda was disconnected, but the astronauts had trouble stowing its deployed panels.


2013 December 27 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-37 - . Crew: Kotov, Ryazansky. EVA Duration: 0.34 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    The crew installed two video cameras from the Vancouver-based company UrtheCast. After struggling with the cabling on the medium resolution camera, the astronauts jettisoned the UrtheCast MRC cable reel and an obsolete space science experiment, Vsplesk. The new Seismoprognoz experiment launched on Progress M-21M was installed on Zvezda to replace Vsplesk. It was then reported that the UrtheCast cameras were not working correctly, and the astronauts were ordered to dismount them and bring them back inside.


2014 January 27 - .
  • EVA ISS VKD-37a - . Crew: Kotov, Ryazansky. EVA Duration: 0.26 days. Nation: Russia. Program: ISS.

    The crew performed a rerun of December's attempt to install the UrtheCast video cameras outside the Zvezda module. This time the cameras were left outside, and the high resolution camera was returning telemetry; the medium resolution camera, however, is still not working.



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