Launches and Landings


The Expedition 53 crewDate: December 14, 2017 - 3:38 a.m. Eastern

Description: The Expedition 53 crew - Randy Bresnik of NASA, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency - undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station's Rassvet module and land in Kazakhstan.

 SpaceX CRS-13No Earlier Than: December 15, 2017 - 10:36 a.m. Eastern

Description: An uncrewed SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida, delivering supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Dragon will also deliver several science investigations including a NASA instrument called Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor, or TSIS-1, and a fiber optic payload.

Expedition 54 LaunchDate: December 17, 2017 - 2:21 a.m. Eastern

Description: NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and crewmates Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishege Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Expedition 54 LandingDate: February

Description: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan.

GOES-STargeted Date: March 1, 2018

Mission: GOES-S
Description: Launching aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, GOES-S will be the second satellite in a series of next-generation NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), which also includes GOES-R, T, and U.

Expedition 55 LaunchDate: March

Description: NASA astronauts A.J. (Drew) Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will launch to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.