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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station August 26, 2011

August 26 astronauts Andrei Borisenko, Alexander Volkov and Sergei Samokutyaevu will hold a series of scientific experiments aboard the Russian segment of ISS.

Biomedical research:
study of growth and development of higher plants, as well as the development of the technology of their cultivation in microgravity («Plants-2»);
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 ").

Space biotechnology:
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»);
to study the effect of microgravity 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»).

Remote sensing:
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:
identification of sources of disturbances in violation of the conditions of microgravity on the ISS («Identification»);
study on the effect of the functioning of the systems on board the ISS in terms («Bend»);
comprehensive study of the parameters of the ISS as a man-made environment of the various studies («ISS Wednesday»);
study of high-precision motion estimation ISS («Vector-T»);
testing of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line («SLS»).

The Russian cosmonauts will be a medical examination.

ISS attitude control mode is carried out on gyrodines American segment.

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

Source: www.roscosmos.ru


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