Program of the russian-ukrainian investigations of the hydrodynamics and heat transfer in liquid helium aboard the International Space Station

1Bondarenko, SI, 1Gavrylov, RV, 1Yeremenko, VV, 1Rusanov, KV, 1Shcherbakova, NS, 2Dergunov, IM, 2Kryukov, AP, 2Korolev, PV, 2Selyaninova, Yu.Yu., 3Zhukov, VM, 4Kharitonov, VS, 4Kutsenko, KV, 4Deev, VI, 5Shuvalov, VA
1B.Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukraine
2National Research University «MEI» (Moscow Power Engineering Institute), Moscow, Russia
3Joint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, Moscow, Russia
4National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI», Moscow, Russia
5Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, Korolev, Moscow region, Russia
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2002, 8 ;(5-6):035-038
Publication Language: Russian
We present the Program of joint Ukrainian and Russian experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with the use of the Cryogenic Flight Facility (CFF) that is under development in Ukraine at present. The CFF allows one to ensure controlled acceleration in the range of (0.01–0.0001 )g by means of the cryostat rotation and to visualize processes in liquid helium. The investigation of phenomena of liquid helium boiling is among the experiment to be carried out first. To realize each experiments, the same cryostat, control unit inside the ISS as well as various experimental cells with heaters and temperature sensors will be used. The integration of the five experiments into one scientific program saves time and recourses. A broad spectrum of conceivable promising investigations is a prerequisite to be further evolution of the CFF as a space cryogenic laboratory.
Keywords: acceleration, cryostat, liquid helium
1. Bondarenko S., Rusanov K., Shcherbakova N. In: J. Low Temp. Phys., 119, P. 203 (2000).
2. Bondarenko S., Rusanov K., Shcherbakova N. In: Proceedings of the 5th Chino-Russian-Ukrainian Symposium on Space Science and Technology, June 6-9, 2000, Kharbin, People Republic of China, 2, P. 594 (2000).