SCIENCE HARDWARE USED:
- MPAC & SEED panels with samples
to be used for exposure of materials samples
in space conditions
FLIGHT EQUIPMENT USED:
- LIV complex
- Glisser-M video camera
- Nikon F5 photo camera
for registration of operations with equipment
inside and outside the Service module
- Adapter frame
- A set of tools and accessories
for attachment of MPAC & SEED panels on the
ISS outer surface
- Special return containers SRC
- Photo- and Video Tapes
Investigation into micrometeorite situation in the
ISS orbit and obtaining experimental data on the impact
of space factors on samples of materials, coatings,
elements of electronic and mechanical systems to be
used in JAXA advanced space projects.
- Mounting of MPAC & SEED panels on the external
surface of the Service module during extravehicular
activity, obtaining video and photographic information
on the state of the panels.
- Detection of meteorite and space debris particles,
including non-destructing capture of them using
silica aerogel traps available in the MPAC &
- Long-duration (no less than 1 year) passive exposure
of samples of materials and coatings under space
environment factors effects (solar ultraviolet radiation)
in the ISS operational orbit.
- Dismounting of the panels from the external surface
of the Service module during extravehicular activity,
photography and video filming of the dismounting
process and the panels state, transfer to the Service
module pressurized compartment, return of the samples
in special containers to the ground.
Monitoring of meteorite and technogenic environment
in the range of 0.001 -0.1 mm particles.