E-NOSE (ENUp) Equipment
R&D: 2014-2016; Utilization: Since 2016;
Description: In addition to Equipment described above it was requested to perform measurements behind racks at the ISS. Necessary modifications were done;
Responsibility: Documentation development, testing; crew training; space experiment support;
Challenge: Equipment was modified, but a lot of documents were updated. As a result this option allowed to save money and time.
Experiments with a Short-Armed Centrifuge (SAC)
Description: SAC is a perspective countermeasure system for future space exploration missions. It requires a lot of technical resources (volume, mass, energy). Today the main task is to find optimal regimes of training on SAC;
Responsibility: Test procedures development and testing;
Challenge: My goal is to adapt my SPRUT-2 device for liquids shift’s control during rotation. The first runs during the “Luna-2015” experiment gave very interesting results, which will be published soon.
R&D: Since 2013;
Description: Immunolab Equipment (designed by Airbus Defense & Space) is intended for blood analysis on the ISS. Equipment has a unique liquid mixing subsystem, that can work in microgravity;
Responsibility: Documentation development;
Challenge: Consumables for the experiment contain liquids, that have some toxicity, and must be transported and stored in specific conditions. The main challenge is to organize successful delivery of the consumables to the ISS. It requires coordination between many of organizations and agencies.
Technical support of space experiments (SE) on the ISS
Description: Development of equipment for SE is not the one task. To manage all process from delivery to the launch site till post-flight analysis is the main my duty for today;
Responsibility: Logistics (to launch site and from landing site), contracts with customers and subcontractors, procurement of components and materials for equipment to be manufactured, flight documentation preparation, training of the crew, support of SE at the ISS, post-flight analysis of SE activities with the crew;
Challenge: The main challenge is to organize successful cooperation between all organizations involved into SE. In addition, every crewmember is unique character. Whether SE will be a success depends on my ability to use a proper language to inspire him to do utmost to this purpose.