Moscow. 9th May. INTERFAX.RU – Russian cosmonauts from the 65th expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) will perform 45 scientific experiments and targeted work during their work in orbit, Roscosmos reported on Sunday.
As noted in the message of the state corporation posted on its website, this time there will be less research than during the previous expedition.
According to her, the complexity of the program is 452 hours.
“A number of works are included in the Task list: this means that the astronauts will be accepted for them at their own discretion in their personal time. An additional 113 hours are planned for such studies,” the Roscosmos said.
The ISS-65 scientific program is divided into six directions. The largest number of experiments ( 18 ) is provided on the topic “Space biology and physiology”. All of them have already been carried out at the station.
According to the state corporation, scientific equipment for experiments is located not only in the Russian segment. Work is planned in the Japanese and European modules, as well as in the American segment.
Currently, the ISS crew consists of Roskosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hai, who arrived at the station on April 9 on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, and also arrived on the ISS on the Crew Dragon-2 spacecraft on April 24 NASA astronauts Megan MacArthur and Shane Kimbrough; European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesce; and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.