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SERVANTES SSM PROJECT EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM

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On 15 May 2003 the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia and European Space Agency (ESA) concluded a contract to fly Spanish astronaut Pedro Duque, member of the European astronauts team as the transport spacecraft Soyuz TMA-1 flight engineer as the visiting crew VC-5 member (October 2003, ISS-7 and ISS-8 phase) to the International Space Station (ISS) and perform science research and experiments under Servantes SSM Project (ESA).
The Servantes SMM Project foresees the implementation of 60 sessions and 20 experiments in the following areas:

Allocation of Experiments and Number of Sessions by Research Areas

Research Area Experiment Name Totally Number of Sessions

Life Science Research

AGEING, ROOT, GENEEXPRESSION, CARDIOCOG-2, NEUROCOG-2, SYMPATHO-2, BMI-2, MEDOPS
8
13
Biotechnology Research MESSAGE-2, PROMISS-2 2
8
Technological Research

NANOSLAB-2, CREW RESTRAINT, 3D CAMERA

3
16
Geophysical Research LSO-S
1
2
Educational Projects WINOGRAD, CHONDRO, VIDEO-2, APIS, THEBAS, ARISS-2
6
21
Total:
20
60

SERVANTES SSM Project Experiments

Life Science
AGEING Effects of microgravity on the motility, behaviour and aging response of Drosophila strains.
ROOT Effects of the space environment on the nuclear structure and function of Arabidopsis thaliana root meristematic cells.
GENEEXPRESSION Effects of the Space environment on the pattern of gene expression of Drosophila melanogaster pupae.
CARDIOCOG-2 Study of changes of human cardiovascular system in zero gravity.
NEUROCOG-2 Study of directed attention brain potential in virtual 3-D space in weightlessness.
SYMPATHO-2 Study of sympathoadrenal activity in microgravity conditions.
BMI-2 Measurement of blood pressure.
MEDPOS** Study of performance of medical procedures in space.

Biotechnology
MESSAGE-2 Study of bacterial gene expression (evolution) in space flight.
PROMISS-2* Protein Crystal Growth Monitoring by Digital Holographic Microscope.

Technology
NANOSLAB-2* Study of the aggregation mechanism and kinetics of ZSM-5 and Silicalite-1 nanoslabs into ZSM-5 / Silicalite-1 hybrid phases under micro-gravity conditions.
CREW RESTRAINT** Testing of ergonomic crew restraint at ISS.
3D CAMERA Taking of 3D imageries by using 3D camera during flight on Soyuz and ISS.

Geophysical Investigations
LSO-S Observation of lightning and sprites.

Educational program
WINOGRAD Study of influence of microgravity on formation of Winogradsky columns.
CHONDRO Study of effect of microgravity on Chondrocyte cells.
VIDEO-2 Demonstration of action of Newton's Three Laws of Motion in space environment.
APIS Demonstration of effect of microgravity on the behaviour of a rigid body rotating around its center of mass.
THEBAS Demonstration of behaviour of solid spherical bodies of different diameters in closed containers when the system is oscillated in one dimension.
ARISS-2 Performance of radio amateur communication sessions from ISS with schoolchildren and students on the ground.

* Experiments to be performed in MSG of the US Segment of the ISS.
** Experiments to be performed in the US Segment of the ISS.

Public relations and Symbolic activities are planned to be performed within the frame of Servantes SSM Project.
Sixteen Servantes SSM Project experiments will be performed in the Russian Segment of the ISS. Four experiments PROMISS, NANOSLAB, CREW RESTRAINT and MEDOPS will be performed in the US Segment of the ISS.
Three experiments AGEING, ROOT, GENEEXPRESSION will be performed by using one and the same hardware Aquarius-B delivered to ISS RS under Odissea Project.
The Servantes SSM project experiments will use both the hardware uploaded within this project, and the hardware already available on board the ISS RS. Of the available hardware the flight hardware and Russian scientific hardware, as well as hardware left after completion of the Andromede (for LSO-S, CARDIOCOG-2, NEUROCOG-2), Marko Polo (for CARDIOCOG-2, NEUROCOG-2) and Odissea (AGEING, ROOT, GENEEXPRESSION) missions will be used.

For implementation of the SERVANTES SSM Project experiments and activities the following resources are required:

CARGO FLOW

Ascent to the ISS RS

  • in Progress M-47 logistics vehicle
  • in Progress M1-10 logistics vehicle
  • in Progress M-48 logistics vehicle
  • in Soyuz TMA-3 transport spacecraft

TOTAL

 

16.00 kg
22.41 kg
18.78 kg
15.54 kg

72.73 kg

Descent of materials with SE results

  • in Soyouz TM-34 descent capsule

 

16.30 kg


POWER CONSUMPTION
Permanent
40 W
Maximum per session
up to 100 W

CREW TIME
VC-4 Flight engineer-1 (Pedro Duque)
43 h 25 min
ISS-7 Commander (Yuri Malenchenko)
3 h 20 min
ISS-8 Flight Engineer (Alexander Kaleri)
10 h 45 min
TOTAL
57 h 30 min

Ten experiments in the Servantes SSM Project will be performed by the Spanish astronaut without assistance of the Russian cosmonauts. The Russian cosmonaut, ISS-8 flight engineer will take part in 6 experiments. As an assistant he will be involved in three human physiology experiments (CARDIOCOG-2, NEUROCOG-2, SYMPATHO-2) and photo and video imagery in experiments 3D Camera, VIDEO-2, APIS. The WINOGRAD experiment will be activated by the Expedition ISS-7 Commander. If there is no orbital attitude during VC-5 he will perform LSO-S experiment before the beginning of VC-5.

Upon completion of the scientific program 39 experiments results of a total mass of 16.30 kg is planned to be handed over to the principal investigators:

· On scientific program - 37 units of a total mass of 13.97 kg
  including early retrieval cargoes - 10 units of a total mass of 11.68 kg
· On symbolic activity - 2 units of a total mass of 2.33 kg

The visiting crew (VC-5) flight is scheduled between October 18 and October 28 2003. The duration of the joint flight within the Russian Segment of the ISS is 8 days.
The International crew including Pedro Duque, VC-5 flight engineer 1 (Spain) will be delivered to the ISS RS by Soyuz TMA-3 transport manned spacecraft and will return in the descent capsule of the Soyuz TMA-2 transport manned spacecraft.

 

 

 

 

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