Technologies of space exploration

Epsilon-NEP Experiment


Purpose:

  • Investigation of the effect of space flight factors on properties of the materials and coatings on the external surfaces of orbital stations in long-term exposure, and development of methods to protect these materials against the effects of space flight factors.

Task:

  • A passive mode exposure of SKK on the external surface of MRM2 module.

Used hardware:

  • For performance of the experiment SKK removable cassette from the flight contamination control system is used, in which in addition to flight samples test material samples are installed.

Expected results:

The experiment data will make it possible to develop methods protecting materials and coatings of the external surfaces of the orbital stations against space flight factors.

Experiment results:

The results of "Epsilon-NEP" experiment are material samples exposed to the effect of spaceflight factors; photos of removable cassette SKK taken by cosmonauts during EVA before, after and during the exposure.
Photomaterials are returned to the ground within the flight cargo traffic.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



  SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



   MEIR
Jessica