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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station October 20 2011

October 20 flight engineer crew of the 29th long-term expedition of the International Space Station Sergei Volkov will refilling the water tank system, «Electron», will make the results of measurement in the experiment «Identification» on my laptop, dismantle equipment for experiments, «Coulomb crystal» and «Relaxation» and binding activity as a daily maintenance to hold life-support system (coolant).

Among the scientific experiments planned for October 20 in the Russian segment of ISS, Sergei Volkov, to be implemented:

Biomedical research:
study the influence of space factors on the state of the systems’ bacteria — substrate "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 development of the technology of their cultivation in microgravity («Plants-2»).

Space biotechnology:
determine the effect of exposure to the conditions of orbital flight on the growth, genetic and physiological characteristics of the producer strain lactol («lactol»);
study the correlation between the change in genetic characteristics, and productivity of recombinant strains in microgravity and the effects on them of heavy charged particles of cosmic radiation («Biotrack»);
study of the effects of space flight on bacteriophages («Bacteriophage»);
study the effect of microgravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in the water («Calcium»);
to study the characteristics of ginseng cell culture and other cultures in order to identify opportunities to improve their biological activity («Ginseng-2»).

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

Investigation of the physical conditions in space orbiting the Earth:
dynamics of the radiation environment on the flight path and in ISS compartments, and accumulation of dose in the anthropomorphic phantom, placed inside the station («Matryoshka-R»).

Remote sensing of the Earth:
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 for ecological survey of the area of ​​various objects («Econ»).

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

Technical research and experiments:
testing of equipment and demonstration acceptance of Russian technology transfer of information on space laser line («SLS» — standby);
study of high-precision motion estimation ISS («Vector-T»).

Mode control the orientation of the ISS was transferred to the U.S. segment gyrodines station.

The ISS crew continues to work the 29th long-term expedition consisting of commander Michael Fossum (NASA), flight engineers Sergei Volkov (Roscosmos) and Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA).

Press-service of Federal Space Agency, and PCOs

Source: www.roscosmos.ru

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