Test of the procedure to determine carbon dioxide and methane content in the Earth atmosphere to understand a role of natural processes and human activity determining the atmospheric content of NI2 and NI4.Principal Investigator(s)
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
October 2008 - September 2011Expeditions Assigned
18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28Previous ISS Missions
Delivery and assembly of science hardware RUSALKA on the ISS RS. Calibration and test activations of science hardware relating to: Sun; Earth's limb at the Sunset (atmosphere lighted). Test of the procedure for remote determination of methane and carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere (the first phase); Measurement of methane and carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere and reception of data on NI2 and NI4 content over the territories subjected to natural and technogenic effects, reception of sufficient data on seasonal dependencies of troposphere parameters being studied (the second phase).
Information PendingEarth Applications
Monoblock Rusalka; Digital photo camera Nikon D2X(s); Lens AF VR Nikkor ED 80-400f/4.5-5.6D with ultraviolet filter; Bracket for attachment to the window; Rusalka-Accessories set.
Device TIUS DKShG/PNSK; Laptop RSK1; Software Package loading disk.
Kit Rusalka-Dannye (6 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-AIP (2 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-FOTO (2 pcs.).