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Technical Research on ISS Russian Segment

F/PKE Experiment


"F/PKE" experiment is incorporated into the French research program ANDROMEDA, which is a constituent part of the "Program for implementation of scientific and application research planned for the third manned expedition ISS-3". CNES is a customer for preparing and carrying out the program of scientific and engineering experiments during the French astronaut mission to ISS RS.



Objective:

A study of growth of plasma-dust structures in zero gravity.
A study of particle clouds behavior and internal flow structure in plasma-dust crystals.

Task:

Conducting two series of measurements that are needed to study the physics of the particles contained in low-pressure plasma, and to study quasi-stable plasma structures formed out of these particles.

Equipment Used:

  • Experimental unit "Plasma crystal 3";
  • two TEAC video tape recorders, included in the on-board "Telescience" equipment.

Expected Results:

  • Video recording of plasma crystal formation process;
  • digital data on the experiment parameters (gas pressure, high-frequency radiated power, the size of dust particles from which the crystal is formed) written to PCMCIA card.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



Скрипочка Олег SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



МЕИР  Джессика MEIR
Jessica