Technologies of space exploration

Otklik Experiment


Monitor Unit
Monitor Unit

Operator Console
Operator Console

Primary Converter
Primary Converter

Objectives:

  • Updating meteoroid and technogenic environment model at altitudes of the Station flight in hazardous and unobserved by other aids particle size range (0.1-1.0 mm) in the interests of development of the flight equipment for monitoring meteoroid and technogenic hazards;
  • development test of the equipment recording the particle impacts on the Station external surface to develop a system for online determination of coordinates of the Station pressure shell breakdown points.

Tasks:

  • Installation of equipment, cable laying and connection;
  • Hardware operation in automatic mode.

Science Hardware Used:

Science hardware OTKLIK consisting of:

  • monitor unit (MU);
  • operator console (OC);
  • primary piezoelectric converters (sensors) with preamplifier (13 pcs);
  • cable network.

Expected results:

Data on record rate of meteoroid particles and their parameters obtained at sufficiently long time intervals (several years) will be used for updating the environment models when calculating a risk of damage of separate ISS elements, as well as for accepting decisions on inspection of the Station external surface at points of the most strong impacts.

Experiment results:

Information with impact parameters as files with digital arrays to be downlinked to the ground through 2-12 channels.

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