Operations and experiments on the International Space Station October 12 2011. / October 12, 2011 /
October 12 flight engineer crew to the 29th long-term expedition of the International Space Station Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will make refilling the fuel tank BG-1 propulsion system service module «Zvezda» of the fuel tank unit «Dawn», the monitoring of internal surfaces of the working compartment of the module «Zvezda», as well as maintenance of television and life support systems (coolant).
Among the scientific experiments planned for the ISS RS, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will do:
Investigation of the physical conditions in space orbiting the Earth:
study 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»).
study the influence of space factors on the state of the systems «micro-organisms substrates» as applied to the problem of ecological safety of space technology 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»).
determine the effect 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:
study of atmospheric gamma bursts and optical radiation in terms of thunderstorm activity («Lightning-Gamma»);
Monitoring seismic effects bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space («Splash»).
study of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere («microwave radiometry»);
Experimental studies on the possibility of using the Russian segment of International Space Station in areas of ecological survey of the various objects («Econ»).
Technical research and experiments:
testing of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line («SLS» stand-by mode).
Education and promotion of space research:
study of the dynamics of systems of charged dust grains in the magnetic field in microgravity («Coulomb crystal»).
The ISS crew continues to work the 29th long-term expedition composed of the commander Michael Fossum (NASA), flight engineers Sergei Volkov (Roscosmos) and Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA).
ISS attitude control mode by gyrodines American segment of the station.
Press-service of Russian Federal Space Agency and the PMU