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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
SCIENCE RESEARCH ON ISS RUSSIAN SEGMENT
Program of Utilization activities and Scientific Experiments
for spaceflight participant Charles Simonyi

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Based on the contract concluded between Roskosmos and the Space adventures company (USA) of May 28, 2008 and the agreement between the Federal Space Agency and OAO RSC Enegia of December 15, 2008 it was planned to perform a spaceflight of the U.S. Citizen Charles Simonyi on the ISS Russian Segment as VC-16 spaceflight participant.

List of Activities for Spaceflight Participant Charles Simonyi onboard the ISS RS

Brief Description
1.
Photo and video imagery of the Earth underlying surface and in the Station interior onboard the ISS RS for educational purpose.
2.
Participation in MCC - ISS RS - MCC telebridges in real time mode.
3.
Performance of Pille-Simonyi-2 radiation safety experiment Measurement of space radiation individual adsorbed dose during the VC-16 flight time.
4.
Sessions of amateur radio communication.
5.
Demonstration of symbolic items onboard the ISS RS.

In compliance with the concluded Contract the following userís resources are allocated for VC-16 spaceflight participant:

CARGO TRAFFIC

Delivery of cargo items (including personal items) to the ISS RS

by the Souyz TMA-14 transport spacecraft



up to 15 kg

Return of cargo items

by the Souyz TMA-13 transport spacecraft


up to 5 kg

POWER CONSUMPTION
Total power consumed
up to 100 W

CREW TIME
Russian cosmonaut assistance
up to 5 hr

The start of visiting crew (VC-16) is March 26, 2009 (since the Soyuz TMA-14 spacecraft launch the end is April 7, 2009 (by landing of the descent capsule of the Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft). The expedition duration will be 12 days including 10 days as part of the ISS.

 

 

 

 

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