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

42 pcs
36 pcs
1.3 Gbytes

ISS Crew


OVCHININ Alexey OVCHININ
Alexey



HAGUE  Nick HAGUE
Nick



KOCH  Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew