Operations and experiments on the International Space Station, September 22, 2011. / September 22, 2011 /
Today, Russian Space Agency cosmonaut Sergei Volkov ISS will conduct inspection and photographing the windows of the Russian segment of ISS, maintenance, life support systems (coolant), as well as prepare reports for the Russian Space Agency official website.
Among the scientific experiments planned for September 22 at the Russian segment of ISS, Sergei Volkov, to be implemented:
study of growth and development of higher plants, as well as the development of the technology of their cultivation in microgravity («Plants-2»);
applied to the problem of ecological safety of space technology and planetary quarantine («Biorisk»);
control group of the crew during space flight («Interactions»).
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»);
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 effects of space flight on bacteriophages («bacteriophage»);
study the effect of micro-gravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in the water («Calcium»);
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»).
Exploration of the solar system:
study of fast and thermal neutrons («BTN-Neutron»).
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 of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere («microwave radiometry»).
Geophysics and near-Earth space:
Monitoring seismic effects bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space («Splash»);
study of atmospheric gamma bursts and optical radiation in terms of thunderstorm activity («Lightning-Gamma»).
Technical research and experiments:
testing of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line («SLS» stand-by mode).
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