Contract activities on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Cardiocog


Objective:

Acquire new scientific data for profound understanding of the mechanisms of adaptation of cardiorespiratory system to space flight conditions.

Tasks:

  • Investigate long-duration weightlessness on vegetative regulation of the cardiovascular system and interactions between the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as investigate stress reactions caused by weightlessness and space flight conditions.
  • Compare alterations in the activity of the cardiovascular system occurring in a long-duration flight with pre- and post-flight data.
  • Study a level of vegetative regulation after return to the ground and its relation to orthostatic instability.
  • Correlate effects of a long- and short-duration weightlessness on the cardiovascular system.

Science Hardware Used:


  • Cardioscience Kit

Support Items:

  • Experiments control unit EGE 2
  • Power supply EGE 02 and cables

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Videocamera SONY DSR-PD-1P;
  • Sphygmomanometer Tensoplus;
  • Portable computer table.

Consumables:

  • Kit "Cardiocog".

Experiment Results:

Information on cardiovascular system (electrocardiogram, arterial pressure, respiration rate) recorded on a hard disc, PCMCIA card (backup copy) and flight log sheets, and record of the experiment run on mini DV videotapes.