Recording Meteoroidal and Technogenic Particles on the External Surface of the Service Module of the Russian Segment of ISS (Meteoroid) - 11.22.16
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V. G. Sokolov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, Russia
Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
March 2001 - December 2002; November 2002 - May 2003; April 2003 - September 2006
Refinement of the model of spatial-time distribution of meteoroid and man-made matter through permanent monitoring of space environment in the ISS operation orbit.
Operational Requirements and Protocols
Stationary capacitor sensors, Removable capacitor sensor, Electronics unit to record impact effect of meteoroid and man-made bodies on capacitor sensors.
Permanent monitoring of meteoroid conditions throughout the flight path. Generation of statistical data on densities of meteor and man-made particles in a size range from 10 to 100 micrometers affecting various elements of the external surface of the Service Module (SM). Assessment of erodibility of SM external surface. Obtaining of quantitative characteristics of affecting meteoroid and man-made bodies (size, density, velocity) during postflight analysis.
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Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
Micrometeor monitoring system consisting of stationary capacitor sensors, removable capacitor sensor, electronics unit to record impact effect of meteoroid and man-made bodies on capacitor sensors.
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