SCIENCE HARDWARE USED:
FLIGHT EQUIPMENT USED:
- Kodak ESC460c digital camera
to photograph the detector unit at the location
to reference its position to structural elements.
Study of elemental composition and detailed energy
spectra of iron group nuclei in galactic cosmic rays
and ions in solar cosmic rays in the 30-200 MeV/nucleon
energy range. An additional objective is to detect
micro-particles in the vicinity of the space station.
- Installation of Platan-M detector units on the
surface of the Zvezda Service Module of the ISS
RS during extravehicular activity, photography of
their accommodation on the outer surface of the
- Long-duration exposure (1-2 years) of the Platan-M
detector units on the Service module surface.
- Dismounting of the Platan-M detector units after
long-duration exposure from the outer surface of
the Service module during extravehicular activity
and their return to the ground for processing of
the experiment results.
The knowledge of fluxes and energy spectra of the
most ionizing component of cosmic rays (iron group
nuclei) during different phases of solar activity
in the interests of providing radiation safety and
resistance of space hardware.