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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station September 29 2011

Russian Federal Space Agency cosmonaut September 29 Sergei Volkov, flight engineer of ISS will then switch channel dispatches «Regulus-Package» for the second set of electronic control and communication systems, «Regul-OS», put the deleted equipment in the cargo ship «Progress M-10M» and conduct a mandatory maintenance life support systems (coolant).

Among the scientific experiments planned for the ISS RS, a Russian cosmonaut will perform:

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»);
applied to the problem of ecological safety of space technology and planetary quarantine («Biorisk»).

The experiments on 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»).

Experiments on Remote Sensing of the Earth:
study of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere («microwave radiometry»).

Experiments on geophysics and exploration of near 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»);
experimental development of an Earth-space system for monitoring and forecasting of natural and technological disasters («Hurricane»).

Technical research and experiments:
testing of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line («SLS» — standby)

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

Source: www.roscosmos.ru


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