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

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10
11

2

71

21
10
  2
13
25

7,2 Gbyte

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