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Onboard Experiments

Cosmonauts Sergei Zalyotin and Alexander Kalery performed numerous experiments as part of MirCorp historic first commercial mission to Mir. These experiments will provide a wealth of scientific and research data.

The table below lists a majority of the experiments performed during the mission.

Experiment Name
 
Description
 
Comments
 

Air Inactivation

 

Biological purification and fine filtration of air onboard Mir

 

 

Alis-2

 

Research on gravitational processes in gases and liquid medium

 

Completed

AMO

 

Study interactions between large space stations and the Earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere

 

 

ARA

 

Research materials and radio elements exposed to outerspace

 

 

BAR

 

Refinement of methods for pinpointing the locations of leaks on the station

 

 

Booket

 

Astrophysical experiment for research on soft gamma rays

 

 

Dakon

 

Measurement of the human body's reactions in the near zero G weightlessness conditions

 

Completed

Doza-A1

 

Measurement of radiation inside the various sections of the Mir space station

 

 

Fantom-T

 

Developed by RSC Energia and the Russian Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, this experiment is being used to study space radiation on the human body and to develop radiation protection for cosmonauts

 

 

Germetizator

 

Test repair techniques for manned spacecraft by using a sealing compound on a panel that represented an external section of a space station

 

Completed

Indicator

 

Define Mir's external atmospheric parameters (overall pressure, concentration of charged particles, etc.)

 

 

Korrozia

 

Inspect the station's internal surface for corrosion and the build up of film-like deposits.

 

Performed May 31

Linza

 

Define the maximum capability of visual instrumentation methods to monitor the deep water ocean bed

 

 

Maria-2

 

Study the relationship between brief, sharp rises in high-energy particle flows and the Earth's seismic activity, the Sun's activity and magnetosphere disturbances

 

 

Optovert-2

 

Research into ocular-motor reactions and dynamic stimuli under weightlessness conditions

 

 

Oranjereya

 

Plant growth experiments to evaluate food supply for long-duration space missions

 

Completed

Pelena-2

 

Research the flow and collection of monodispersed drops on a refrigerator-radiator unit

 

 

Plasma Crystal

 

Study plasma-dust structures under microgravity conditions

 

 

Prochnost

 

Gather data to study space station longevity by determining the condition of the structural load-bearing elements on Mir

 

 

Regulyatsia

 

Study of human reactions at various phases of a prolonged space mission

 

 

Rekomb-K

 

Study of microorganisms' reactions to medicine in space

 

Completed

Relaksatsiya

 

Collect spectrum analysis of gases produced in a vacuum by thrusters on the Progress M1-1 spacecraft

 

 

Ryabina

 

Collection of data on neutron flow in space

 

 

Sely

 

Research space radiation particle flows inside Mir

 

 

Spika

 

Research on space radiation participles spectrum and their influence on special high-tech components

 

 

Sprut

 

Investigation of possible correlations between the Earth's electrical/magnetic anomalies and earthquakes, typhoons, storms and other phenomena

 

 

Uragan

 

Refinement of optical methods for recording natural and man-made catastrophes and major phenomena (including ice floes)

 

 

Vulna-2A

 

Study hydrodynamic processes in fuel tanks during space flight

 

Performed June 2

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