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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station October 18 2011

October 18 flight engineer crew of the 29th long-term expedition of the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov will include a computer control room PCC-2 to initialize the computer’s file system central office PCC-1, perform maintenance life-support system (coolant) and continue to remove packing equipment cargo ship «Progress M-10M.»

Among the scientific experiments planned for the RS ISS, Sergei Volkov, to be implemented:

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»).

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»);
control group of the crew during space flight («Interaction»).

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»);
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»).

Geophysics and near-Earth space:
study of atmospheric gamma bursts and optical radiation in conditions of thunderstorm activity («Lightning-Gamma»);
study the relaxation of chemical reactions caused by the interaction of the exhaust of jet engines of ships with the upper atmosphere by analysis of images and spectra in the UV range («relaxation»);
monitoring of seismic effects — bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space («Splash»).

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»).

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»).

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).

Mode control the orientation of the ISS American segment is carried gyrodines station.


Press-service of Federal Space Agency, and PCOs

Source: www.roscosmos.ru


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