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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station August 9, 2011. / August 9, 2011 /

On August 9 the Russian segment of International Space Station scheduled for work on the inventory of cable telephone and telegraph services, the dismantling of docking mechanism for the cargo ship «Progress M-10M» and remove the equipment installation in the ship.

ISS attitude control mode is supported on gyrodines American segment.

The program of scientific experiments conducted aboard the Russian segment of ISS:
study the physical conditions in space orbiting the Earth, «Matryoshka-R» (the study of the dynamics of the radiation environment on the flight path and in ISS compartments, and dose accumulation in the anthropomorphic phantom, placed inside the station);
biomedical research, «Biorisk» (study of the influence of space factors on the state of the systems’ micro-organisms — substrates «as applied to the problem of ecological safety of space vehicles and planetary quarantine),» Plants-2 "(the study of growth and development of higher plants, as well as working out technologies of their cultivation in microgravity), «Sonokard» (the study of physiological functions by a non-contact while sleeping during long-duration space flight), «Octopus 2» (the study of the dynamics of body composition and distribution of human body fluids during prolonged space flight) ;
biotechnology space, «lactol» (to determine the effect of the exposure conditions of orbital flight on the growth, genetic and physiological characteristics of the producer strain lactol), «Biotrack» (the study of the correlation between the change in genetic properties, the productivity of recombinant strains in microgravity and the effects on them of heavy charged cosmic ray particles), «Bacteriophage» (study of the effects of space flight on bacteriophages), «Ginseng-2» (to study the characteristics of a cell culture of ginseng and other crops in order to identify opportunities to increase their biological activity), «Calcium» (to study the effect of microgravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in the water);
exploration of the solar system, «BTN-Neutron» (the study of fast and thermal neutrons);
geophysics and near-Earth space, «Lightning-Gamma» (investigating atmospheric flashes of gamma radiation and optical activity in a thunderstorm), «Splash» (monitoring of seismic effects — bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space), «Relaxation» (the study of relaxation processes of chemical reactions caused by the interaction of the jet engine exhaust ships with the upper atmosphere to analyze images and spectra in the UV range);
remote sensing, «Microwave radiometry» (study of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere);
technical research and experiments, «range» (the study and use of signals of a global time from the ISS to refine your orbital motion), «SLS» (development of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line);
medical examination (daily ECG).

The ISS crew is working 28-second long expedition in the Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut commander Andrei Borisenko, flight engineers and Samokutyaeva Alexander Sergei Volkov (Roscosmos), Ronald Garan and Michael Fossum (NASA), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA).

Press-service of Russian Federal Space Agency and the PMU


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