Impulse (Impuls (1st stage)-IPO (Impulse (1st stage)-IPO)) - 12.03.13

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Study of a capability to use the pulsed plasma injectors as the ionospheric disturbance sources and low-frequency electromagnetic wave sources; study of space environment disturbances by artificial plasma flows and their effect on radio waves propagation.

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This content was provided by Vladimir Dmitrievich Kuznetsov, Yu Y. Ruzhin, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • Vladimir Dmitrievich Kuznetsov, Institute of Earth magnetism, ionosphere and radiowaves propagation named after Nikolay Pushkov of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IZMIRAN), Russia
  • Yu Y. Ruzhin
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    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Research Benefits

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    ISS Expedition Duration:

    October 2008 - March 2011

    Expeditions Assigned


    Previous ISS Missions

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

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    Delivery of PPI-SM science hardware as an assembly and equipment (devices and cables) for space experiment (SE) on the ISS RS. Mounting of SE equipment and test setup connection for hardware mating with service systems (onboard equipment control system and onboard measurement system) inside the pressurized module. Installation of hardware on universal work site (UWS-D) and cable running during extravehicular activity. Test checks of the equipment operability. Measurement of the ISS electrical background in a flight.

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    Space Applications

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    Earth Applications

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    Operational Requirements

    PPI-SM hardware as an assembly: Pulsed plasma injector IPI-100 for the pulsed plasma flows generation and injection into space; Electrophysical parameters control complex to study electrophysical parameters near the surface of the ISS RS Service Module Kit IMPULS SE Equipment; Reprogrammable memory (2 pcs.); Cable holder (3 pcs.)

    Operational Protocols

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    Results/More Information

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    Related Websites
  • Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
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