Operations and Experiments at the International Space Station on March 11, 2014
On March 11, the crew of ISS Russian segment will monitor the undocking of the Soyuz TMA-10M from the ISS (the Poisk module) and upload the digital data for Napor-mini RSA experiment into TVM-1N computer. The crew will also carry out the radiation dose measurements based on telemetric data.
The following scientific experiments are being carried out at the ISS Russian segment:
Study of physical conditions in space in the ISS orbit:
Matryoshka-R (Studies of radiation environment dynamics along the flight path and in ISS modules, as well as radiation accumulation in the anthropomorphic phantom located inside ISS) - exposure of assembled passive detectors.
Biorisk (Study of the effects of space factors on the condition of microorganism/substrate systems related to the problem of ecological safety of space technology and planetary quarantine) - exposing the samples
Geophysics and near-Earth space:
Obstanovka (Studies of plasma-and-wave processes of the interaction of ultra-large spacecrafts with the ionosphere in the surface area of ISS) - automatic mode.
Uragan (Experimental verification of the ground and space-based system for monitoring and predicting natural and man-made disasters development) - observation and photography.
Seismoprognoz (Testing methods and technical means for natural and man-made disasters monitoring and ecological monitoring) - functioning of the automatic temperature control system.
Technical studies and experiments:
Vynoslivost (Examining the effects of spaceflight on mechanical properties of space-related materials) - exposure of containers with samples on the ISS’s outside surface.
Control (Monitoring of the station’s outer atmosphere and exterior and viability of materials and coatings in space) - automatic mode ;
Vector-T (Testing a high-precision system to predict the station’s trajectory) – collecting and processing archival telemetric data;
Sreda MKS (ISS environment, a complex study of ISS parameters as a technical environment for various kinds of research) - automatic mode.
Identification (the identification of perturbation producers in microgravity disorders at the ISS).
Izgib (a study of the influence of the on-board systems functioning modes on the ISS flight conditions) – is carried out in automatic mode in parallel with the docking of the Progress M-21M cargo transport spacecraft.
Laktolen (Determining of the exposure effect on the growth, genetic and physiological properties of laktolen-producing strain during an orbit flight)
Calcium (Study of the effects of microgravity on the solubility of calcium phosphates in water) - exposing the canisters
Study of the solar system:
BTN-Neutron (Study of fast and thermal neutrons fluxes) - automatic mode.
Remote sounding of the Earth:
Econ-M (Obtaining information for environmental examination of activity areas from the ISS Russian segment) - observation and photography.
ISS crew commander Koichi Wakata (JAXA) , flight engineers Mikhail Tyurin (Roscosmos ) and Rick Mastracchio (NASA) continue working as the current 39 ISS expedition crew.
Roscosmos press service