Three organisation members from a International Space Station returned to Earth during 5:15 a.m. EDT (3:15 p.m. Kazakhstan time) Saturday after jacket adult 186 days in space and several NASA investigate studies in tellurian health.
Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA, moody operative Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) and Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of Roscosmos overwhelmed down southeast of a remote city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.
The 3 organisation members also welcomed 4 load spacecraft, including one that delivered a Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), an expandable medium record demonstration. The BEAM, that arrived in Apr on a eighth SpaceX blurb resupply mission, was trustworthy to a space hire and stretched to a full distance for research over a subsequent dual years. The BEAM is an instance of NASA’s increasing joining to partnering with attention to capacitate a expansion of blurb space, and is co-sponsored by a agency’s Advanced Exploration Systems Division and Bigelow Aerospace.
Two Russian Progress load qualification docked to a hire in Dec and April, bringing tons of supplies. Kopra and Peake also led a fastener of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus booster to a hire in March, a company’s fourth blurb resupply mission, and a SpaceX Dragon booster in April.
During his time on a orbital complex, Kopra ventured outward for dual spacewalks. The design of a initial spacewalk was to pierce a station’s mobile transporter rail automobile to a secure position. On a second spacewalk, Kopra and Peake transposed a unsuccessful voltage regulator to revive energy to one of a station’s 8 energy channels. Kopra now has 244 days in space on dual flights, while Peake spent 186 days in space on this, his first, mission.
Having finished his sixth mission, Malenchenko now has spent 828 accumulative days in space, creation him second on a all-time list behind Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka.
Expedition 48 continues on a station, with NASA wanderer Jeff Williams in command, with crewmates Oleg Skripochka and Alexey Ovchinin of a Russian space group Roscosmos. The three-person organisation will work a hire for 3 weeks until a attainment of 3 new organisation members.
NASA wanderer Kate Rubins, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Takuya Onishi of a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency are scheduled to launch Jul 6 (Eastern time) from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.