Search for Low Energy Heavy Particles of Solar and Galactic Origin (Platan-Cosmic Rays) - 08.20.14
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Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
December 2001 - October 2008
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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.
Platan-M detector unit, Kodak ESC460c digital camera to photograph the detector.
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.
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.
Baranov DG, Dergachev VA, Gagarin YF, Lyagushin VI, Nymmik RA, Panasyuk MI, Solov'ev AV, Yakubovsky EA. The high-energy heavy particle fluences in the orbits of manned space station. Radiation Measurements. 2002; 35: 423-431.
Baranov DG, Dergachev VA, Nymmik RA, Yakubovsky EA, Gagarin YF. The cosmic ray heavy nucleus recording inside the Earth’s magnetosphere: Experiment Platan. Geomagnetizm I Aeronomiya (Geomagnetism and Aeronomy). 2004; 44(6): 1-8, 771.
Ground Based Results Publications
Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
The Platan-M detector closed.
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The Platan-M detector opened.
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