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Power supply problems of the ISS Russian segment and their solutions

Published: 24.06.2016

Authors: Golovanov E.A.

Published in issue: #6(54)/2016

DOI: 10.18698/2308-6033-2016-6-1502

Category: Aviation and Rocket-Space Engineering | Chapter: Ground Complexes, Launch Equipment, Aircraft Exploitation

The study tested current energy supply problems of the Service module of the International Space Station (ISS) Russian segment, revealed after 15 years of its operation. We examine such issues as the inefficient use of the solar batteries of the Russian segment, restrictions in power supply, received from the American segment, and the batteries overheating due to the excessive load on them. In this research we propose possible ways of solving these problems. Particular attention is paid to the changes made in the ISS structure to improve the battery air blow-off.

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