Geophysics research on ISS Russian Segment

Vsplesk Experiment


Objective:

Study of processes binding seismic processes and phenomena in the earths crust, magnetosphere, ionosphere and Van Allen belt, and physical nature of seismic effects in near-earth space, as well assessment of possible prediction of earthquakes by bursts of high-energy charged particles in near-earth space.

Tasks:

  • Installing Vsplesk hardware inside the station and external to the pressurized module during EVA
  • Recording bursts of high-energy particles in near-earth space.

Science Hardware Used:

  • Vsplesk unit

Support Equipment:

  • Internal cable set
  • Cable holder
  • Vsplesk cable kit
  • Platform with locks

Expected Results:

Investigation of physical processes in near-earth space using Vsplesk hardware will allow not only understand the nature of seismomagnetospheric phenomena, but also advance in solution of real-world problems in developing prediction methods for earthquakes by space systems.

Experiment Results:

Scientific data bank generated as a result of recording bursts of high-energy charged particles and measuring their spatial, time and energy characteristics.