Observation of the Reflective Characteristics of the Spacecraft Plasma Environment from On-Board Thruster Activity Using Ground-Based Instruments (Plazma-Progress (Plasma-Progress)) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)

  • V. I. Luk'yaschenko, Central Research Institute of Machine Building (TSNIIMASH), Russia
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    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    ISS Expedition Duration:
    April 2007 - October 2008

    Expeditions Assigned
    15,16,17

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Determination of space-time relations of the density of the spacecraft plasma environment arising during operation of its onboard liquid-propellant engines

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    Applications

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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    Progress TCV nominal propulsion system; Ground facilities of radio observation - incoherent dissipation radar of Solar-Terrestrial Physics Institute, Siberian Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkuts).

    Operational Protocols
    Determination of parameters (reflecting characteristics, sizes, density etc.) of large-scale plasma formations arising during operation of Progress TCV vernier thrusters and positioning and attitude control thrusters with different directivity of thruster plumes w.r.t. SC motion direction. Adaptation of the physical model of plasma sheath forming in the SC vicinity as applied to the Progress TCV. Study of interaction of plasma formations around low-orbit SC with ionospheric drag and solar radiation. Analysis of the impact of PS plume exhaust on the radio configuration of a low-orbit SC by comparing the Progress TCV reflecting characteristics when thrusters are operating and not operating.

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    Results/More Information
    Prediction of ISS plasma environment parameters in the periods of nominal operation of engines of different thrust and in case of gas and plasma emissions.

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    Results Publications

      Sizov AA, Orlov RV, Korsun AG, Tverdokhlebova EM.  Experimental modeling of the electromagnetic emissions caused by electric discharge processes on ISS surfaces.
      6th International Aerospace Congress, Moscow, Russia
      ; 2009

      Korsun AG, Gabdullin FF, Kurshakov MY, Tverdokhlebova EM, Lebedev VP, Khakhinov VV, Manzhaley AI, Laletina EA, Krivolapova OY.  Study of the reflective characteristics of the liquid-propellant engine plumes in the Plazma-Progress space experiment.
      VI International Conference Information Technology in Science, Engineering, and Education, Pitsunda, Abkhaziya
      ; 2010 September
      Lebedev VP, Kushnarev DS, Medvedev AV, Potekhin AP, Khakhinov VV, Shpynev VG, Tverdokhlebova EM, Manzhaley AI.  The first results of the series of radar observations of the Progress cargo transport vehicle with engines firing.
      XXII All-Russian Science Conference Radiowave Propagation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
      ; 2008 September 18-22
      Korsun AG.  Enhancement of electric discharge processes on the ISS surface during change of plasma environment near the ISS.
      6th International Aerospace Congress, Moscow, Russia
      ; 2009
      Korsun AG, Tverdokhlebova EM, Gabdullin FF, Manzhaley AI, Khakhinov VV, Lebedev VP.  Study of the characteristics of the plasma environment of low-orbit spacecraft using radio sounding methods.
      Science and Technical Conference on the Primary Results of Applied Science Research on the ISS RS, Korolev, Russia
      ; 2007 February
      Borisov BS, Garkusha VI, Korsun AG, Sizov AA, Khomin TM, Tverdokhlebova EM.  Experimental modeling in a vacuum chamber of the electro-physical processes occurring during the electric discharge between the high voltage solar arrays and the hull of the International Space Station.
      Scientific Readings Dedicated to the 90th Birthday of Yuri Aleksandrovich Mozzhorin, Korolev, Russia
      ; 2010
      Tverdokhlebova EM, Korsun AG, Gabdullin FF.  Dynamics of artificial plasma formations in space. Moscow:
      A Model of Space. Vol. II. Actions of the space environment on spacecraft materials and equipment
      ; 2007.
      Gabdullin FF, Korsun AG, Tverdokhlebova EM, Khakhinov VV, Lebedev VP, Laletina EA, Manzhaley AI.  Study of the characteristics of the plasma environment of low-orbit spacecraft using radio sounding methods.
      Kosmonavtika i Raketostroenie (Cosmonautics and Rocket-Building)
      . 2008; 50(1).
      Shpynev VG, Khakhinov VV, Medvedev AV, Potekhin AP, Lebedev VP, Tverdokhlebova EM, Manzhaley AI.  Ionospheric Perturbation Associated with the "Plasma-Progress" Experiment at Irkutsk.
      XXIXth URSI General Assembly, Chicago, IL
      ; 2008 August 7-16
      Korsun AG.  Prediction of Liquid Propulsion Impact on Electric-Discharge Processes near the Surface of the International Space Station.
      International Space Propulsion, San-Sebastian, Spain
      ; 2010
      Korsun AG.  Electric discharge processes in the ISS plasma environment generated by the high voltage solar arrays.
      VI International Conference Information Technology in Science, Engineering, and Education, Pitsunda, Abkhaziya
      ; 2010
      Borisov BS, Garkusha VI, Korsun AG, Sizov AA, Khomin TM, Tverdokhlebova EM.  Study of the characteristics of electric discharges occurring on the metal-dielectric surfaces of the ISS.
      VI International Conference Information Technology in Science, Engineering, and Education, Pitsunda, Abkhaziya
      ; 2010

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