Search for Low Energy Heavy Particles of Solar and Galactic Origin (Platan-Cosmic Rays) - 07.29.14

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • Yu F. Gagarin, Ioffe Physical - Technical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    December 2001 - October 2008

    Expeditions Assigned
    4,5,6,7,8,9,11,12,13,14,15,17

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Study of elemental composition and detailed energy spectra of iron group nuclei in galactic cosmic rays and ions in solar cosmic rays in the 30-200 MeV/nucleon energy range. An additional objective is to detect micro-particles in the vicinity of the space station.

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    Applications

    Space Applications
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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Platan-M detector unit, Kodak ESC460c digital camera to photograph the detector.

    Operational Protocols
    Installation of Platan-M detector units on the surface of the Zvezda Service Module of the ISS RS during extravehicular activity, photography of their accommodation on the outer surface of the Service module. Long-duration exposure (1-2 years) of the Platan-M detector units on the Service module surface. Dismounting of the Platan-M detector units after long-duration exposure from the outer surface of the Service module during extravehicular activity and their return to the ground for processing of the experiment results.

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    Results/More Information
    The knowledge of fluxes and energy spectra of the most ionizing component of cosmic rays (iron group nuclei) during different phases of solar activity in the interests of providing radiation safety and resistance of space hardware.

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    Related Websites
    Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    Imagery

    image The Platan-M detector closed.
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    image The Platan-M detector opened.
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