Geophysics research on ISS Russian Segment
Determination of space-time relations of the density of the spacecraft plasma environment arising during operation of its onboard liquid-propellant engines.
- Determination of parameters (reflecting characteristics, sizes, density etc.) of large-scale plasma formations arising during operation
of Progress TCV vernier thrusters and positioning and attitude control thrusters with different directivity of thruster plumes w.r.t. SC
- Adaptation of the physical model of plasma sheath forming in the SC vicinity as applied to the Progress TCV.
- Study of interaction of plasma formations around low-orbit SC with ionospheric drag and solar radiation.
- Analysis of the impact of PS plume exhaust on the radio configuration of a low-orbit SC by comparing the Progress TCV
reflecting characteristics when thrusters are operating and not operating.
- Progress TCV nominal propulsion system;
- Ground facilities of radio observation- incoherent dissipation radar of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Institute, Siberian Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkuts).
Prediction of ISS plasma environment parameters in the periods of nominal operation of engines of different thrust and in case of gas and plasma emissions.
Obtaining of Progress TCV reflecting characteristics
in different experiment conditions.