Educational & Humanitarian projects on ISS Russian Segment
Delivery to orbit and launch into open space of the Kolibry microsatellite (MS) within the long-term space, scientific-educational program of school research microsatellites.
Developmental testing of MS deployment profile assuring safety of ISS and Transport Cargo Vehicle (TCV) Progress-M.
Verification of engineering solutions incorporated into the design of "Kolibry" microsatellite
and transport cargo container to deliver and separate the MS from TCV Progress-M. Verification of technological
solutions for processing and installing delivered hardware.
"Kolibry" system consisting of:
- transportation and launch container with brackets.
Flight Equipment Used:
Conducting the Experiment:
One day before TCV Progress M undocks from ISS RS, ISS-4 crew visually inspect, dismantle and transport
Transport and Launch Container (TLC) with the MS to its installation location and install TLC into its
working position on the docking ring of the docking assembly (these operations are to be filmed on video).
After TCV pulls away to a safe distance, on the command from MCC-H, MS separates from TCV. As TCV with TLC
installed in it separates from ISS RS, video filming shall be conducted from ISS RS by the crew using a
standard TV camera of the Service Module, and from TCV using a standard video camera.
Successful deployment of the micro satellite and return to
Earth of a video cassette with a film showing TCV undocking
from ISS and MS separation from TCV.