Science Research on ISS Russian Segment
Activities on forming the Russian ISS RS Science Research and Experiments Program were initiated in 1995 following the announcement of a competition among scientific establishments, industrial companies and higher education establishments. Four hundred and six applications from more than 80 organizations were received.
In 1999 with regard to the technical feasibility study of the received applications performed by RSC Energia specialists the Long-Term ISS Russian Segment Science and Applied Research and Experiments Program was developed and approved by Yu. N. Koptev, General Director of the Russian Aviation and Space Agency and, Yu. S. Osipov, President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Beginning with the docking of the Soyuz-TM 31 transport vehicle carrying the ISS-1 crew (W. Shepperd, expedition commander, Yu. Gidzenko, pilot, S.Krikalev, flight-engineer) on November 2, 2000 a manned space station operation and research and experiments phase has been started.
ISS Russian Segment User Manual
This Manual provides basic information that designers of experiments and payloads that are proposed to be conducted and installed in the Russian Segment of the
International Space Station (ISS RS) need to know in order to correctly state specifications when drawing up statements of work for space experiments and scientific
equipment, as well as to conduct a preliminary feasibility analysis of the experiments proposed for ISS RS.
It provides general information about ISS RS resources at different stages of its deployment, as well as about resources of its individual elements. Special attention is
given to the issues related to payload delivery and in-orbit operation and returning experimental results to earth.