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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station September 12, 2011. / September 12, 2011 /

September 12 at the Russian segment of International Space Station astronauts Space Agency commander Andrei Borisenko, Alexander flight engineers Samokutyaev and Sergei Volkov will spend photographing pressure equalization valve between the instrument-cargo compartment block «Dawn» and the docking station, an inventory of equipment on-board information and telemetry systems, will make packing the return of equipment in «Soyuz TMA-21» and will continue to conduct maintenance life-support system (coolant).

Russian astronauts scheduled for the program of scientific experiments.

Biomedical research: a study of the influence of space factors on the state of the systems «microorganisms — substrates» for the problem of ecological safety of space vehicles and planetary quarantine («Biorisk»);
study of growth and development of higher plants, as well as the development of the technology of their cultivation in microgravity («Plants-2»);
investigation of the physiological functions of the body-contact method during sleep during long-duration space flight («Sonokard»).

Investigation of the physical conditions in space orbiting the Earth: a 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 («Matryoshka-R»).

Exploration of the solar system: the study of fast and thermal neutrons («BTN-Neutron»).

Space biotechnology: definition of the influence of exposure to conditions of orbital flight on the growth, genetic and physiological characteristics of the producer strain lactol («lactol»);
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 («Biotrack»);
study of the effects of space flight on bacteriophages («bacteriophage»);
to study the characteristics of a cell culture of ginseng and other crops in order to identify opportunities to increase their biological activity («Ginseng-2»);
to study the effect of microgravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in the water («Calcium»).

Geophysics and near-Earth space: a study of the atmospheric flashes of gamma radiation and optical in thunderstorm activity («Lightning-Gamma»);
Monitoring seismic effects — bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space («Splash»).

Remote sensing: a study of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere («microwave radiometry»);
testing of methods for determining carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere of the Earth from the ISS («Mermaid»).

Technical research and experiments: testing of new equipment and technologies to optimize the parameters of the gas medium in the living compartments of the ISS RS («breeze»);
testing of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line («SLS») — Standby mode;
comprehensive study of the parameters of the ISS as a man-made environment of the various studies («Wednesday-ISS»).

The ISS crew is working a 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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