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Operations and experiments on the International Space Station August 23, 2011. / August 23, 2011 /

At the time of the work on the cargo ship undocking (SCC) of «Progress M-11M» to the International Space Station (ISS) Andrei Borisenko, Alexander Volkov and Sergei Samokutyaevu to perform a number of complex and demanding operations. ISS attitude control during this period will be a system of traffic control and navigation (ship) of the Russian segment. Russian cosmonauts will have to photograph the ship docking unit «Progress M-11M» porthole through the service module to determine the integrity of the rubber seals.

In addition, August 23 Borisenko, A. and S. Volkov Samokutyaevu will take readings from sensors equipment «Pille» (to measure the radiation dose from ionizing radiation of outer space aboard the Russian segment of the ISS using the full-dosimeter «Pille-MKS») to conduct training on teleoperatornomu control mode, check the battery charge of scientific equipment for experiments, «Hurricane» (to create a computer database of registered catastrophic events and preliminary design criteria for interpreting images of disasters from space with their classification) and the «Mermaid» (to work out methods determine the amount of carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere from the ISS), to unload the SCC, «Progress M-10M», and an inventory of goods delivered to him, to begin preparing cargo for return to Earth aboard the «Soyuz TMA-12.»

As an obligatory daily activities — maintenance of life support systems of the station (coolant) and water supply.

Scientific experiments and operations planned for the ISS Russian segment of August 23:
study the physical conditions in space orbiting the Earth, «Matryoshka-R» (the study of 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);
biomedical research, «Biorisk» (study of the influence of space factors on the state of the systems’ micro-organisms — substrates «as applied to the problem of ecological safety of space vehicles and planetary quarantine) and» Plants-2 "(the study of growth and development of higher plants, as well as working out technologies of their cultivation in microgravity);
biotechnology space, «Biotrack» (the 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 particles of cosmic radiation), «lactol» (determine the effect of exposure to conditions of orbital flight on the growth, genetic and physiological characteristics of strain lactol-producer), «Bacteriophage» (study of the effects of space flight on bacteriophages), «Calcium» (to study the effect of microgravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in the water), «Ginseng-2» (to study the characteristics of a cell culture of ginseng and other crops in order to determining whether to increase their biological activity);
exploration of the solar system, «BTN-Neutron» (the study of fast and thermal neutrons);
geophysics and near-Earth space: «Splash» (monitoring of seismic effects — bursts of high energy particles in near-Earth space), «Lightning-Gamma» (investigating atmospheric flashes of gamma radiation and optical activity in a thunderstorm);
remote sensing, «Microwave radiometry» (study of the characteristics of the underlying surface, ocean and atmosphere) and «Seiner» (experimental testing methods of interaction of the crew of the International Space Station with the courts Rosrybolovstva to search for and development of industrial-productive areas of the oceans);
technical research and experiments, «SLS» (development of equipment and demonstration of Russian technology round-trip information Space laser line), «Vector-T» (the study of high-precision motion estimation ISS), «Identification» (identification of sources of disturbances in violation of the conditions of microgravity on the ISS), «Bend» (study on the effect of the functioning of the systems on board the ISS in terms), «Environment International Space Station» (a comprehensive study of the parameters of the ISS as a man-made environment of the various studies).

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


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