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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station October 19 2011. / October 19, 2011 /

For a flight engineer crew of the 29th long-term expedition of the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov, October 19 — the especially important day. ISS attitude control during this period will be a system of traffic control and navigation (ship) of the Russian segment of the station. With two engines corrective service module «Zvezda» to be held single-pulse correction of the ISS orbit, causing the station to rise by more than 3 km.

Sergei Volkov will also inter-side stowing teleoperatornogo test mode control with the docked cargo ship «Progress M-10M», and as a daily mandatory activities — maintenance life-support system (coolant).

Among the scientific experiments planned for October 19 at the ISS RS, 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»).

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»).

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»).

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»).

Technical research and experiments:
testing of equipment and demonstration acceptance of Russian technology transfer of information on space laser line («SLS» — standby);
identification of sources of disturbances in violation of the conditions of microgravity on the ISS (the «Identification»);
comprehensive study of the parameters of the ISS as a man-made environment of the various studies («Wednesday ISS»);
study on the effect of the functioning of the systems on board the ISS to the conditions («Bend»);
study of high-precision motion estimation ISS («Vector-T»).

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»).

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).

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