Expedition 8 (ISS-8)

Experiments Program

During the ISS-8 mission 130 sessions based on 42 experiments are scheduled to be conducted. 38 of the 42 experiments have been started in the previous expeditions expeditions, with 4 experiments ("Matryoshka-R", "KAF", "Vaktsina-K" and "Toksichnost") being quite new.

Breakdown of Experiments by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name
Human life research "Sprut-MBI", "Diurez", "Parodont", "Farma", "Cardio-ODNT", "Biotest", "Profilaktika", "Pulse", "Gematologia" "Pilot", Biorisk, Rastenia-2, "Intercellular interaction", "Prognos", "Brados"
Geophysical research "Relaksatsia", "Uragan", "Molniya-SM"
Earth resources sensing "Diatomeya"
Space biotechnology "Mimetik-K", "KAF", "Vaktsina-K", "Biodegradation", "Bioekologia", "Interleukin-K", "MSK"
Technical research "Meteoroid", "Toksichnost", "Tenzor", "Vektor-T", "Izgib", "Privyazka", "Iskazheniye", "Identifikatsiya", "Skorpion", "Kromka"
Contract activities GTS, MPAC&SEED, "GCF-JAXA (NASDA)"
Study of cosmic rays "Platan", Matroshka-R
Space technology and material science "Plasma crystal"

For implementation of the xperiments program the following is required:

CARGO FLOW

Delivery to the ISS RS:

by the Soyuz TMA-3 manned spacecraft
by the Progress M-49 cargo transport vehicle
by the Progress M-50 cargo transport vehicle
by the Soyuz TMA-4 manned spacecraft

TOTALLY:

 

   4.36 kg
135.80 kg
  0.27 kg
  1.32 kg

141.75 kg

Return of the materials with the SE results:

by the Soyuz TMA-2 manned spacecraft
by the Soyuz TMA-3 manned spacecraft

TOTALLY:

 

3.50 kg
35.09 kg

38.59 kg

POWER CONSUMPTION

Permanent power consumption

Maximum power consumption per session
(during 2 hours)

up to 100 W

up to 500 W

CREW TIME

ISS Commander M. Foale (USA)
ISS Flight Engineer A. Kaleri (RF)

TOTALLY:

21 h 35 min
125 h 20 min

146 h 55 min

RECORDING AND TRANSFER OF SCIENTIFIC DATA TO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
- Sample Kits
- Electronic data carriers
- Telemetry data

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36 pcs
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