Expedition 18 (ISS-18)

Experiments Program

During ISS-18, 218 sessions of 46 experiments are planned to be implemented. Fourty one experiments were started in the previous increments. Five experiments (Impuls, Rusalka, Fizika-Obrazovanie, MATI-75, EXPOSE-R) are new.

Breakdown of Experiments by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name
Human life research Sonocard, Pilot, Dykhanie, Pnevmocard, Biorisk, Rastenia
Geophysical research Relaksatsia, Uragan, Impuls, Vsplesk, Plasma-MKS, Plasma-Progress, Ten'-Mayak
Earth resources sensing Diatomeya, Rusalka, Ekon
Space biotechnology Glidoproteid, Mimetik-K, KAF, Vaktsina-K, Lactolen, ARIL, OCHB, Biotrek, Conjugatsia, Biodegradatsia, Bioemulsiya, Interleukin-K, Zhenshen-2, Antigen
Technical research Vektor-T, Izgib, Identifikatsiya, Sreda-MKS, Bar, Expert
Contract activities GTS-2, EXPOSE-R
Study of cosmic rays BTN-Neutron, Matroshka-R
Educational and humanitarian projects Fizika-Obrazovanie, MATI-75, MAI-75
Space technology and material science SVS, Crystallizator, Plasma crystal

For implementation of the xperiments program the following is required:

CARGO FLOW

Ascent to ISS RS:

by Soyuz TMA-13
by Progress M-01M
by Progress M-66

TOTALLY:

 

   24.51 kg
  121.13 kg
  16.88 kg

162.52 kg

Return of materials with SE results:

by Soyuz TMA-12
by Shuttle in flight ULF2
by Soyuz TMA-13

TOTALLY:

 

  32.00 kg
   7.65 kg
  13.93 kg

  53.58 kg

POWER CONSUMPTION

Continuous

Daily average

300.0 W

499.2 W

 

CREW TIME

ISS-18 Flight Engineer Yu. Lonchkov (Russia)
ISS-18 Crew Commander M. Fincke (USA)

TOTALLY:

155 h 15 min
   6 h 25 min

 161 h 40 min

RECORDING AND TRANSFER OF SCIENTIFIC DATA TO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
  • Sample Kits,
    including:
    • Material sample containers
    • Protein and cell cultivators
    • Microorganism propagators,
      biosamples
    • Passive dosimeters pouch

  • Electronic data carriers
    including:
    • Video tapes
    • Photo cassettes
    • Hard drives, memory units
    • Floppy disks
    • Memory cards

  • Telemetry data

28

5
10
11

2

71

21
10
  2
13
25

7,2 Gbyte

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas