Contract activities on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment Cardiocog


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


  • 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.


  • 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.

ISS Crew

Shannon Walker WALKER

leg Novitskiy Novitskiy

Petr Dubrov Dubrov

Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei

Michael Hopkins Hopkins

Victor Glover Glover

Soichi Noguchi Noguchi