Investigation of a Closed Ecological System (Biosfera) - 09.17.14

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Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • V. P. Kholodenko, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia

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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration
    November 2000 - August 2001

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Investigation of a closed ecological system in space conditions.

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    Operational Requirements
    Biosfera Kit (closed ecological system) - Video camera DSR PD-1P; increase ratio of varifocal lens - 16; focal distance range of change 5.5 - 88 mm; resolution - 650 TV lines; TV signal format - PAL.

    Operational Protocols
    Watching vital activities of small organisms living in water under orbital flight conditions.

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    Results/More Information
    Conduct of the experiment within the framework of International Education Program STARS for the students and pupils from Australia, China, Israel, Japan and USA. The Russian pupils from the town of Korolev will be participating in Program STARS.

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    Related Websites
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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    image Independent habitation of living organisms and shooting their vital activities process.
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