Information PendingPrincipal Investigator(s)
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
August 2001 - April 2009Expeditions Assigned
3,13,14,15,16,18Previous ISS Missions
Acquisition of data on an atomic structure of biomolecules of glycoproteins E1-E2 of the maximum high resolution to produce effective and safe vaccines of a new generation and develop new antiviral preparations and diagnostic systems.
Test of the crystallization process, production of crystals of glycoproteins E1-E2 analogs of alpha viruses in microgravity conditions to make the subseauent ground roentgenodiffraction analysis.
Information PendingEarth Applications
Kriogem-03M Refrigerator to maintain proper temperature while onboard, Reusable Heat-insulated container with cold accumulator TVK-M, Maintain proper temperature while returning the crystals to the Earth, CPCF Module to grow the protein crystals in orbit and deliver to Earth, Activation Device to activate crystal growth process.Operational Protocols
Obtain crystals of alpha-virus E1-E2 glicoproteins analogs.
Universal biocrystallization cassettes and experiment footage returned to the Earth.