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«Mars-500» project
Simulation of a manned flight to Mars
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20.05.2012

The electronic version of abstracts book of International symposium on the results of the experiments, simulating manned mission to Mars (Mars-500) – Mars500 symposium - Abstracts book (rus+eng).pdf.

08.11.2011

New press-kit – "Finishing of 520-day isolation".

04.11.2011


20.10.2011

4th of November 2011 is the finish of the experiment on simulation of a manned flight to Mars (Mars-500 project). After the exit out of the experimental facility six crewmembers will be in observation regime (without a possibility to communicate with media), during which they will pass a thorough medical examination.
Completion of the experiment and the crew exit out of the facility will be transmitted on-line through the satellite. In the case of any questions, related to the technical issues and parametres of providing a signal (the signal itself is free) please, contact to senior Planning Manager of the RT channel Murat Gavasheli (tel.:+79152183354).
Press-conference with the participation of crewmembers and the project management will be held on 8th of October 2011, at 12.00, in the conference-hall of Russian news and information agency RIA-Novosti (Moscow), and we invite media to this event. Here are phone numbers for media accreditation in RIA-Novosti: +7(495)637-5019. The accreditation will start on 31st of October 2011.
IBMP Press-service

13.10.2011

Today is the birthday of Alexander Smoleevskiy. That is the second birthday he is celebrating in isolation. However, as the crew is in the field of the direct radio communication now, Alexander was greeted not only by the other crewmembers, but by all those people who ensure successful conducting of the experiment doctors, psychologists and engineers.

07.10.2011

492th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 72 700 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 399 939 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of psychological selection criteria (group discussion) (IBMP)
  • Monitoring and diagnostic of the motivating-semantic arrangements of the person and interpersonal relations (Russia)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP, Czechia)
  • Study of psychological aspects of greenhouse operation (Greenhouse 1) and trial of conveyor production of higher plants using the rotation device “Phytocycle” (Greenhouse 2) (IBMP)
  • Study of functional status of SNN with the aid of audiovisual stimulation technique and monitoring of dynamics of electrical activity in the basal membrane (IBMP)
  • Pain sensitivity thresholds “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Study of load per brain-heart axis and new approaches to the sleep functions study (Italy)

30.09.2011

485th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 209 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 400 201 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Monitoring of psychical work capability – “MOTIV” (Russia)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA) 
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP) 
  • Force testing “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Technical and bio-technical tests of the modified greenhouse “Phyto cycle SD” (IBMP)

23.09.2011

478th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 694 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 399 489 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA) 
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP, Italy)
  • Bio-technical tests of the greenhouse “Phyto cycle SD” (IBMP)

16.09.2011

471th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 1 756 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 398 196 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Visual analysis of myocardium “Cardivisor” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Lung ventilation and acoustic effect “Breathing-out” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Circadian temperature rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP, Italy)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)

05.09.2011

460th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 7 486 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 389 690 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)  
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Blood pressure index and vasodilatation “Flow” (Malaysia)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP, Italy)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)
  • Technical and bio-technical tests of modified greenhouse “Phytocycle SD” (IBMP)

26.08.2011

450th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 17 226 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 373 331 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)  
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Regulation of blood pressure “AD-Monitoring” (Germany)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

22.08.2011

446th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 27 708 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 357 622 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Dynamic assessment of the state of oral cavity organs and of functional activity of saliva glands (IBMP)
  • Registration of skin biopotentials “Biopotential” (IBMP)  
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)

12.08.2011


12.08.2011

On August, 14 Mars500 crew will overpass point of 438 days.
This date is significant because it is just the same period of time (more accurately - 437 days 17 hours 59 minutes) that our space physician Valeriy Polyakov (instructor-cosmonaut-researcher from the IBMP cosmonaut corps) spent in weightlessness at the board of orbital station Mir. By the way, up to now this record registered in Guinness Book of World Records was not broken.
Polyakov was working at Russian station Mir since January 8, 1994 till March 22, 1995 . He succeeded in performing of more than 1,5 thousand of unique researches in the field of space medicine, physiology and psychology during 437 days 17 hours 59 minutes in the frame of 15th, 16th 17th missions and came back to Earth save and sound.
Russian life-support system of long-term flights that was tested at the station Mir is used now as a basis at International Space Station (ISS).
Effectiveness of Valeriy Polyakov`s work at the orbit was facilitated also by regular prophylactic measures focused on maintenance of cosmonauts` physical activity. This is intensive physical exercises with the use of exercise devices (treadmill, veloergometer, expanders), wearing of loading suit Penguin, the use of suit Chibis, ultraviolet irradiation, control of nutrition.
It should be noted that the flight of space physician Polyakov is comparable to Martian mission in flight duration (in view of present possibilities of space technology). And strict execution of recommendations of doctors and other specialists allowed him to adapt quickly to Earth gravity even after 15-month exposure to weightlessness.

12.08.2011

436th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 48 158 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 322 538 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Audio-visual stimulation “Stimulation” (IBMP)
  • Functioning of cardiovascular system and psychological characteristics CardioPsy-1 (S)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine Pulse-tongue (China)
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP)
  • Biotop Micro-4 (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats MICHA (ESA)

05.08.2011

429th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 63 180 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 303 384 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Pain sensitivity thresholds “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force testing “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)

05.08.2011


05.08.2011

Information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500".

04.08.2011


03.08.2011


29.07.2011

422th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 76 790 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 284 720 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force testing “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

26.07.2011

Chain of birthdays.
In July the crew of the Mars500 project had a chain of events they selebrated birthdays of Romain Charle (July,12), Sukhrob Kamolov (July, 14) and Wang Yue (July,25). Each of them was offered congratulations by the entire team of the Mars500 project, and besides, the parents of Wang Yue, Wang Qiangi (father) and Wu Shunying (mother), came to IBMP on the day of his birthday.

22.07.2011

415th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 94 210 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 261 118 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Comprehensive investigation of heart “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)

20.07.2011

Information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500".

08.07.2011

401th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 128 898 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 213 661 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Investigation of crew-external world communication features (IBMP, Czechia)
  • Effect of blue-enhanced Light on alertness and sleep-wake behavior (IBMP, Germany)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP, Czechia)
  • Comprehensive investigation of heart functional status changes during 520-day experiment “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Influence of physical activity on psychophysiological state in isolation (IBMP, Germany)
  • Study of human circadian rhythm during long-term confined isolation (IBMP, Germany)
  • Study of load per brain-heart axis on the basis of slow-wave sleep and its role in brain and cardiovascular functioning (IBMP, Italy)

01.07.2011

394th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 145 509 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 190 256 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Force testing “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring and diagnostic of the motivating-semantic arrangements of the person and interpersonal relations (Russia)
  • Evaluation of effectiveness of psychological selection criteria (group discussion with video-recording) (IBMP)
  • Expert assessment of the level of common microbial contamination of different biotopes of the subjects (IBMP)
  • Study of microbiological status with chromatomass-spectrometry detection method (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of gas environment and surfaces (IBMP)
  • Study of human circadian rhythm during long-term confined isolation (IBMP, Germany)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP, Czechia)
  • Investigation of psychological aspects of greenhouse functioning (IBMP)
  • Study of dynamics of brachial artery flow mediated dilatation and ankle brachial pressure index (Malaysia)
  • Investigation of organism adaptation processes based on complete assessment of its functional state and regulatory mechanisms –“Adaptolog” (Russia)

23.06.2011

Lately several delegations from People's Republic of China visited IBMP. Main purpose of their visits was to get acquainted with IBMP activity and Mars-500 Project.
Among them there were delegations leaded by Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun, and leaded by Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei.
Distinguished guests visited Mars-500 experimental facility as well as communicated with the crew. Communication was carried out by video-messages.
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun (right) with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Head of Political Administration of General Armament Department of Chinese People's Liberation Army, Deputy Director of China Manned space program, general-colonel Chi Wanchun with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao (right) and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP(left).
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP
The crew recorded a congratulatory message.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Director of China Manned Space Engineering Office Wang Wenbao and his Deputy, First Chinese cosmonaut Yang Liwei with working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

20.06.2011

Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP. He visited Mars-500 experimental facility and communicated with Project Administration and the crew. As the delay of signal transfer to the spacecraft and back is imitated in experiment, communication was carried out by video-messages. Atmosphere of this meeting was worm and friendly.
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
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Deputy Head of Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Sergey Savelyev paid working visit to IBMP.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

17.06.2011

Video telemedical conference was held on June 14. During this conference organizers of experiment discussed with leading doctors of Central Clinical Hospital of RAS (CCH RAS) the results of last detailed medical examination of the crew.

03.06.2011

Today is one year anniversary of the beginning of 520-day isolation in the frame of Mars-500 experiment. In connection of this important date we decided to send a few questions to the crew to ask them how they passed through this year, what plans they have, etc.
Our questions and crew`s answers can be read here.

03.06.2011


03.06.2011


03.06.2011

Today - a year since the Mars500 experiment began.

Intermediate results

The analysis of the course of the experiment as for the 365th day of isolation points to the following:

  1. Technical means, providing vital activity of the crew, continue to work without any significant remarks.
  2. Values of the parameters of the habitat do not exceed values given in GOST R 50804-95 "Habitat of the cosmonaut in a manned space apparatus".
  3. The state of health of the volunteers allow them to continue to participate in the experiment.
  4. The level of working capacity of the crew is enough for all the kinds of works.
  5. The system of physical trainings allows to preserve the level of general working capacity of the crew members in conditions of the experiment.
  6. No signs of physical asthenisation and fatigue in the crew members were seen.
  7. The crew functions is one single unity.
  8. The commander has the authority and is the leader.
  9. No conflict situations were seen.
  10. No division of the crew was seen on language or any other interests.
  11. Practically all the planned investigations have been implemented in the full volume.
  12. The investigators don't have significant remarks on the quality of the transmitted initial information.

Preliminary analysis of the course of the experiments and their results shows rightness and promising characteristics of the chosen directions of investigations and experiments, their methodological, apparatus and software support taking into account development and constant improvement of the given means.
Separate disorders in the work of apparatus and software means are eliminated at the report of the crew and its consideration by the analysis group with participation of the principle investigators with giving recommendations or algorithms of activities of the crew members.

An important scientific-practical output on all the stages of the project "Mars-500", including the current 520-day experiment is development of the general principles and drafts of MTT and SW for methodological, apparatus, program-mathematical and information parts of the system of medical support of a manned Martian mission on the basis of the analysis and studying of the obtained in the experiment experience and scientific results.
For more information on the intermediate results see here

23.05.2011

Yesterday the crew celebrated Diego Urbina`s birthday.

20.05.2011

352th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 220 580 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 45 642 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)

13.05.2011

345th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 219 465 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 38 030 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of psychical work capability – “MOTIV” (Russia).
  • Work capability of operator “Record” (Russia).
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • On-board integrated medical system (IBMP) 
  • Lung ventilation and acoustic effect “Breathing-out” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Performance readiness evaluation and training tool «Driving» (Canada)

06.05.2011

338th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 212 983 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 25 206 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Typological characteristics of operator`s activity – “Typology” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Work capability of operator “Record” (Russia).
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

25.04.2011

Simulation of off-nominal situation imitating high level of crew autonomy
Today at 12.00 simulation of off-nominal situation imitating high level of crew autonomy was finished. “High autonomy” means very long period of time (one week – in this case) when the crew draws up daily schedule by themselves as well as makes decisions on realization of experimental program.
High autonomy is considered to be possible during interplanetary flights and could be caused by physical factors (for example, solar flare can induce rather long-term full interruption of crew-Earth communication). Undoubtedly, this is very serious stress-factor and investigation of it in the frame of “Mars-500” project is very actual and significant for science.
It was shown in studies of Grigoriev A.I. et al. (2004) that high autonomy could be a factor which positively influences on operative activity, mood of crewmembers, volition to make decisions independently and to input some proposals. At the same time features of communication in circuit “crew-mission control centre” are not well-learnt. Particularly, one can suggest that in case of long termination of communication crew can fill lack of control over the situation as well as breathes freely because of lack of control.
Before this off-nominal situation the crew was informed that because of the breaks of communication the communicational nets would not work during one week, and the communication with them was stopped.
For the performing of this experiment ground-based services stopped to transfer radiograms, video messages, personal letters and informational news sets. Telemedical system was also switched off. But emergency communication and cameras of video monitoring were not switched off for reasons of crew safety.
Individual actigrafs, video monitoring and questionnaires were used to investigate reactions of the crew and mission control center on this off-nominal situation.
IBMP press service

11.04.2011

313th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 160 485 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 1 606 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Pain sensitivity thresholds “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics – “CardioPsy-1” (S)
  • Physiological control during the period of sleeping (Italy)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP, Italy)
  • Dynamic assessment of the state of oral cavity organs and of functional activity of saliva glands (IBMP)

03.03.2011

Yesterday, at 19:00, the crew undocked lander (left him in the orbit of Mars) and took the course back to Earth.

22.02.2011

Took the third exit on the Martian surface simulator.

18.02.2011

Took the second exit on the Martian surface simulator.

14.02.2011


14.02.2011

Took the first exit on the Martian surface simulator.

12.02.2011


12.02.2011


12.02.2011


12.02.2011

Today is one of the important days in life of 520-day isolation crew - according to the working schedule the hatch between the Mars landing module (EU-50) and orbital part of the space vehicle simulator (EU-150) was closed at 11.00. And in consequence of this operation the crew was divided into two parts - Mars landing crew and orbital crew.>
Mars landing crew includes the doctor Alexandr Smoleevskiy (the commander of Mars landing crew and the pilot of Mars landing module) and researchers Diego Urbina and Wang Yue. The crew which includes the commander Alexey Sitev, the doctor Sukhrob Kamolov and the flight engineer Romain Charles stays on Martian orbit.
Virtual undocking and landing to Mars were performed at 12.00

03.02.2011

In the night of 2 February 3, the crew celebrated the Chinese New Year - the Spring Festival.
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In the night of 2 February 3, the crew celebrated the Chinese New Year - the Spring Festival.
photo: IBMP
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In the night of 2 February 3, the crew celebrated the Chinese New Year - the Spring Festival.
photo: IBMP

27.01.2011

Call for Media: IBMP starts media accreditation for the participation in press-conference and observation of live broadcast during the exits of three 520-day isolation crewmembers to the Martian surface.
Press-conference dedicated to the second stage of Mars-500 project exit of three 520-day isolation crewmembers to the simulator of the Martian surface and operations on the Mars surface will be held in Blue hall of Mission Control Centre (TsUP TSNIIMASH, Korolev City, Russia) on February 14, 2011 at 12.00 (Moscow time).
The live broadcast of the crew exit to the simulator of the Martian surface will be transmitted to the Main control room (building 22) of TsUP TSNIIMASH (Korolev City, Russia) on February 14, 18 and 22, 2011 at 13.00 (Moscow time).
IBMP invites the representatives of Russian and foreign media to visit TsUP for the direct covering of this event.
Journalists will have the possibility to communicate with the Mars-500 specialists and administration during the press-conference and live broadcast.
Number of places for Media 60.
 
IBMP press-service performs media accreditation up to and including February 3, 2011
 
Media representatives are required to send following information:
  • Name, surname;
  • For the foreigners Latin and Cyrillic writing of the full name and surname;
  • Citizenship;
  • Passport number and date of validity;
  • Name of the organization (edition), its Latin writing and state affiliation;
  • Contact information (telephone number, e-mail).
It is obligatory to have passport for the access to the TsUP TSNIIMASH territory!
It is necessary to give the list of photo and video equipment for the use in TsUP TSNIIMASH (without technical details) beforehand.
 
Address: Moscow region, Korolev City, Pionerskaya street, 4. Entrance from the Bogomolov street.
 
Road scheme and description:
By car:
Follow to Korolev City by Yaroslavskoe shosse (-8) in the direction from Moscow, then turn to the right on overhead road, go along Pionerskaya street up to the fence end, then turn to the right on Bogomolov street up to the TsUP main entrance.
By bus or by shuttle
Go by Kaluzhsko-Rizhskaya (orange) metro line to the VDNKh metro station. Then go to Korolev City by bus No. 392, 576, 576 or by shuttle No. 576.
By electric train
Go to the station Podlipki-Dachnye from the Yaroslavskiy railway station (metro station Komsomolskaya) by electric trains Moscow-Fryazevo / Moscow-Monino/ Moscow-Thshelkovo / Moscow-Fryazino (approximate travelling time 35-40 minutes), then from this station by bus No.1, No.2 or by shuttle No.1, No.5 to the bus stop TSNIIMASH.
 
 
E-mail for the requests of accreditation: pressimbp@gmail.com.
Phone for further information: +7 (499) 195-6853, +7 (499) 195-6311
 
IBMP press-service

21.01.2011

233th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 79 666 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 7 600 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Thresholds of visual perception “Illumination” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Lung ventilation and acoustic effect “Breathing-out” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics – “CardioPsy-1” (S).
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

18.01.2011

Dates of the basic stages of works on Mars:
01.02.11 Putting on Martian orbit and hatch opening in module EU-50 (landing Martian module).
12.02.11 Crew separation, hatch closing in module EU-50, undocking and landing on Mars.
14.02.11 The first appearance on the Martian surface. Participants - Alexander Smoleevsky and Diego Urbina.
18.02.11 The second appearance on the Martian surface. Participants - Alexander Smoleevsky and Van Jue.
22.02.11 The third appearance on the Martian surface. Participants - Alexander Smoleevsky and Diego Urbina.
23.02.11 Launch from the surface of Mars.
24.02.11 Docking with the basic complex, the quarantine beginning.
27.02.11 The quarantine termination, hatch opening in module EU-150 (living module), join of crews.
01.03.11 Hatch closing in module EU-50 (landing Martian module).

14.01.2011


14.01.2011

226th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 74 587 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 16 100 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia).
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Visual analysis of myocardium “Cardivisor” (IBMP)
  • Audio-visual stimulation “Stimulation” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • Physiological control during the period of sleeping (Italy)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP, Italy)

12.01.2011

"New Year 2011" - photogallery

12.01.2011

Update: virtual 3D-tour of the Mars500 complex - http://www.pano360.ru/vtours/mars-500/station/tour.html

31.12.2010

212th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 65 897 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 265 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Blood pressure index and vasodilatation “Flow” (Malaysia)
  • Circadian temperature rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)

30.12.2010

Two New Year greetings from the crew of the Mars-500:

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29.12.2010

It is great that Mars-500 Project is interesting not only for adults! Here you can see childrens letters and greetings for Mars-500 crew - http://mars500.imbp.ru/en/gallery/520_deti.html

29.12.2010


29.12.2010


24.12.2010

205th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 61 865 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 886 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of psychical work capability – “MOTIV” (Russia).
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-1” (IBMP, Russia, Malaysia)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Circadian temperature rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)
  • Blood pressure index and vasodilatation “Flow” (Malaysia)
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP-Italy)

17.12.2010

198th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 58 309 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 1 907 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP-Italy)

10.12.2010

191th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 55 289 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 3 255 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Pain sensitivity thresholds “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA).
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)

07.12.2010

Information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500"
Experiment «Influence of Regenerative Life-Support System Design Features on the Crews Service Efficiency in Mars-500 experiment with use Hardware/Software Complex for System Operation Service Crew».
One of the basic problems, which restrict implementation of interplanetary flights, is a guarantee of reliability and safety of the onboard system operation and, first of all, Integrated Life Support Systems (ILSS) in conditions autonomous manned spaceflight.
Real participation of test subjects in the real system service is extremely complicated and economically unprofitable. More rational approach is the virtual simulator application of separate systems incorporated in the uniform Hardware/Software Complex for System Operation Service Crew (hscsocs).

03.12.2010

184th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 52 659 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 5 163 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Thresholds of visual perception “Illumination” (IBMP)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics “CardioPsy-1” (S)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
In a period of time from 13:00 of December, 01 until 14:00 of December, 02 the off-nominal situation imitating the short circuit and fire in central switchboard which provide the whole medical-technical facility with electric power was simulated.
At 13.00 the fire alarm signal went to the panel of fire alarm system. From this time the activities of the duty team were regulated by the Instruction for the activities of the duty team in emergency situation and in case of fire.
At 13:02 the simulated source of the fire (central switchboard) was deenergized. From this moment all life-support, monitoring and control systems of the facility stopped working. Only emergency illumination and emergency communication were working. The duty doctor informed the crew about off-nominal situation using emergency communication line. Further activities of the crew were determined by the Instruction Activities of the crew during the fire. According to this instruction the crew moved to the farthest department from the source of fire (the department of freezing chambers) and was waiting for the signal to possible evacuation. About two hours later the emergency illumination stopped working and the crew used personal portable lanterns. About three hours later the powering of one freezing chamber was provided and the illumination was restored. The crew transferred all deep-freezing products into working chamber. In four hours the step-by-step switching on of the life-support systems launched. By 23:00 of December, 1 energizing of life-support systems had finished. At 12:00 of December, 2 operational integrity of server was restored, the possibility to send video messages and radiograms was provided. At 14:00 of December, 2 the energizing of the facility was completely restored. Since this moment the facility was ready to further performing of the experiment according to the program.
Upon completion of the off-nominal situation the crew was informed that this situation was simulated.
CO2 concentration did not exceed 0,85 %, O2 concentration did not decrease below 19,5 %.
Now the activities of the duty team and the crew during off-nominal situation are being analyzed.

02.12.2010

December, 1 the training on the try-out of the off-nominal situation for the crew of Mars-500 Project as well as for ground-based services, which ensure the safe implementation of the experiment, started. Off-nominal situation led to avalanche-like breakdown of the systems supporting life and work of the crew in experimental conditions. This situation is unexpected for the crew and could occur both on board of Mars-based space station and on board of space vehicle during interplanetary mission.
The plan of the off-nominal situation:
  • fire occurs as a result of the short circuit in the central switchboard which provide the whole medical-technical facility with electric power;
  • fire leads to energy tripping in medical-technical facility and, as a consequence, breakdown of life-support systems in experimental modules.
The program of try-out of this situation includes the evacuation of ground-based personnel (until the fire suppression), preparation of the Mars-500 crew to the possible evacuation, fire suppression with subsequent step-by-step repairing of life-support systems and the activities of the crew on the elimination of off-nominal situation consequences inside the modules.
To maintain the working capacity and health of the crew members for the continuation of the experiments on Mars-500 program the constant video monitoring of the crew actions and the control of environmental parameters was implemented during the try-out of the off-nominal situation.
At this moment program has been completed. A large data amount was obtained and it is analyzed now. The results will be published in the nearest future.

26.11.2010

177th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 52 507 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 54 527 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics “CardioPsy-1” (S)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Thresholds of visual perception “Illumination” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)

24.11.2010

Today the crewmembers passed through the IBMP medical-expert commission (MEC). The commission analyzed medical control data as well as the results of additional tests and resolved to permit the further participation of all crewmembers in the 520-day experimental isolation.
 
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MEC members. From the right to the left: A.V. Suvorov (Chief scientific officer of the Project), V.N. Ardashev (cardiologist), Yu.I. Voronkov (Head of MEC), M.M. Filatova (therapeutist), S.S. Malamuzh (stomatologist), O.A. Smirnov (urologist), M.P. Kuzmin (ophthalmologist)
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

24.11.2010

In the frame of official visit of Chinese People Republic delegation leaded by the Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao to RF, the representatives of China Great Wall Industry Corporation, Center of lunar researches and space engineering and China Academy of Space Technology visited IBMP for the acquaintance with Mars-500 Project.
 
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In the frame of official visit of Chinese People Republic delegation leaded by the Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao to RF, the representatives of China Great Wall Industry Corporation, Center of lunar researches and space engineering and China Academy of Space Technology visited IBMP for the acquaintance with Mars-500 Project.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

19.11.2010

"Halloween on Mars" - photogallery

19.11.2010

170th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 51 991 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 62 896 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Thresholds of visual perception “Illumination” (IBMP)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Arterial pressure regulation “AD-monitoring” (Germany)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-2” (IBMP, ESA, Germany)

12.11.2010

162th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 50 160 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 78 268 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Biorhythm and oxidative stress “Biorhythm” (China)

08.11.2010

159th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 50 160 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 78 268 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Skin biopotential registration “Biopotential” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-1”
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).

29.10.2010

149th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 47 167 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 92 962 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Skin biopotential registration “Biopotential” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-1”
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).

22.10.2010

142th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 44 380 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 104 461 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Visual analysis of myocardium “Cardiovisor” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Circadian temperature rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

15.10.2010

135th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 40 818 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 117 495 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Mission execution crew assistant “MECA” (S)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP-Italy)

08.10.2010

128th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 36 852 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 130 852 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Physiological control during the period of sleeping (Italy)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Peripheral blood analysis Hg 4.1 (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).

04.10.2010

125th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 33 143 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 142 787 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-2” (IBMP, ESA, China)
  • Thresholds of visual perception “Illumination” (IBMP)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics “CardioPsy-1” (S)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • Arterial pressure regulation “AD-monitoring” (Germany)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)

27.09.2010

114th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 28 475 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 159 870 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Pain sensitivity thresholds “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics “CardioPsy-1” (S)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition “Gastro”(IMBP-Italy)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

22.09.2010

Information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500"
Experiment «Long-term control of total body Na+ and K+ content and body fluid homeostasis in humans».
The unique opportunity that the environment of a simulated flight to Mars provides, namely the constancy of external parameters, restricted basic life resources, compliance of specifically selected trained subjects may help to unravel the relationship between different dietary salt intake levels, total body water and blood pressure in healthy individuals.

17.09.2010

107th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 23 932 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 172 428 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Psychophysiological self-regulation procedure with sensor-protective mechanisms – “Self-regulation-1” (IBMP).
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force examination “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Audio-visual stimulation “Stimulation” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Investigation of the digestive tract condition (IMBP-Italy)

13.09.2010

Information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500"
Experiment «Verification of general principles of prophylaxis system for Martian mission».
During Mars-500 experiment the most effective systems of space trainings are used. The purpose of the experiment Verification of general principles of prophylaxis system for Martian mission is to compare several countermeasures means and recognize the most effective ones which could keep physical working capacity of the crew in terms of imitated flight to Mars when the physical activity of the crew is decreased.

10.09.2010

100th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 19 266 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 187 267 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia)
  • Audio-visual stimulation “Stimulation” (IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP)
  • Lung ventilation and acoustic effect “Breathing-out” (IBMP)
  • Examination of reproductive system “Reproduction”  (IBMP)
  • Integrated stomatological examination “Dentist-1” (Russia)

08.09.2010

New video on project's videoportal – "Martian Chronicles. Part 4. Science".

07.09.2010

We are starting to publish information on some of the experiments within the scientific program of "Mars-500"
The Experiment BIORASCAN. Remote measurements of breathing parameters.
To provide an effective prophylaxis of sleeping disorders during the prospective flight to Mars it is necessarily to diagnose in time development of the examinees disorder and take measures. By means of bioradiolocation it is possible to control changes in movement activity, breathing and heart pulse parameters of cosmonauts during sleep without any physical contact with the examinee (it does not disturb examinee). Ongoing experiments are directed to the creation of such diagnostic methods. It is important to investigate the possibility of a remote respiration monitoring for cosmonauts during sleep, which is essential for both cosmic physiology and medicine and for terrestrial medicine. The results of such research may be the basis for creation of remote sleep disorders (apnea and hypopnea) diagnostics methods.

03.09.2010

93th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
On the 1st of September, 2010, ground-based controlling center delegated the function of control of gas environment parameters to the crew.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 15 721 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 200 022 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Work capability of operator “Record” (Russia).
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-1” (IBMP, Russia, Malaysia)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia).
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Blood pressure index and vasodilatation “Flow” (Malaysia)
  • Peripheral blood analysis (IBMP).
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbial ecology of confined habitats “MICHA” (ESA)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

20.08.2010

79th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 9 471 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 227 019 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions (USA).
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).

16.08.2010

75th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 8 089 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 234 374 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions (USA).
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Psychomotor and psychophysiological computerized tests “Blue light-1” (ESA)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-2” (Russia).
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).

06.08.2010

65th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 1 457 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 279 657 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA)
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-2” (IBMP, Russia, ESA, Germany, China)
  • Biorhythm and oxidative stress “Biorhythm” (China)
  • Gaseous exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia)
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

27.07.2010

44th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 1 457 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 279 657 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Psychological testing – “Test” (IBMP)
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  • Reliability of professional operator`s activity – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA)
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard”(IBMP)
  • Pain thresholds – “Algometry” (IBMP)
  • Thresholds of visual perception – “Illuminance” (IBMP)
  • “Training-EEG” (ESA)
  • Cardiovascular system functioning and psychological characteristics – “CardioPsy-1” (S).
  • Arterial pressure regulation - «AD-monitoring»
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China).
  • Sanitary-chemical examination of the air inside the facility – “Toxicology” (IBMP)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)

25.07.2010

Today is important crucial point in the life and work of the crew because voice communication sessions will be completely ceased since the 26th of July.
We change over to batch communication with gradual (stepwise) increment of the delays of communication. Batch communication means video-voice messages to the crew and similar answers. It can be used for the implementation of difficult experiments, for regular medical control and for psychological support. In addition to this the communication with the crew via electronic messages will be kept.

25.07.2010

Today (on the 25th of July) is the professional holiday of the crew commander Alexey Sitev - The Russian Navy Day. In 1996 Alexey graduated from Higher Military-naval engineering of Lenin’s order college named after F. E. Dzerzhinskiy and since that he served as the teacher-commander of platoon on the Black sea fleet (Sevastopol).
He recorded video-greeting in which he congratulated his colleagues, all sailors and submariners with this day. One can watch this greeting on the project videoportal.

25.07.2010

Today is the birthday of Wang Yue! His colleagues, working under the project "Mars-500", project management (Morukov B.V. and Demin E.P.) and leading specialists of the project came to congratulate him.
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Wang Yue came to congratulate his colleagues, working under the project "Mars-500"
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Wang Yue came to congratulate his colleagues, working under the project "Mars-500"
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Wang Yue came to congratulate his colleagues, working under the project "Mars-500"
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Wang Yue accepts congratulations
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Evgeniy Demin (Deputy technical director of the Project) wishes Wang Yue happy birthday
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Greeting inscription made by the crew
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Greeting inscription made by the crew
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

24.07.2010

Today friends, whom Diego met at the International Space University (Strasbourg), dropped in on him.
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Friends Diego, with whom he met at the International Space University (Strasbourg) - Alexander Timofeev, Olga Chetorkina, Daria Shapovalova.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin
   

19.07.2010

Today the first session of the experiment Medical skill maintenance during long duration space flight: performance of management of medical emergencies regarding isolation and loss of knowledge over time realized jointly by IBMP and ESA have been carried out.
This experiment has following purposes:
  • to test developed behavioral algorithm in extraordinary situations connected with human health and life hazard,
  • to investigate the efficiency of system for the estimation of supposed loss of skills,
  • to estimate the effectiveness of prophylactic measures for preventing the loss of these skills.
To perform this experiment all crew members except doctors were taught to manage medical emergencies in most often extraordinary situations connected with human life hazard: heart attack, burns, hypovolemic shock, etc. Then all these crew members were divided in two groups. During isolation one group will refresh their knowledge using videocourses, second group will not have such course. Two crew doctors are responsible for the organization of the experiment and for the estimation of the effectiveness of crew actions. The level of remaining knowledge will be evaluated with written check tests and with imitated extraordinary situations when the crew must resuscitate special mannequin.
According to preliminary data both groups have been succeeded in managing with given situation.

16.07.2010


16.07.2010

44th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. The detailed medical examination of the crew has been carried out. There are no alterations of health state which can interfere with participating in the experiment and realizing of scientific program.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 1 457 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 279 657 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  • Working out of operating tool “6df” – “Pilot-2” (ESA)
  • Monitoring of psychical work capability – “MOTIV” (Russia)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Microbiological monitoring of crew members, using of linen and clothes and antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia).
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China).
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Ventilation of lungs and acoustic effect “Breathing-out” (IBMP)
  • EEG during the investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” ( Russia)
  • SANITARY-CHEMICAL EXAMINATION OF THE AIR DURING the loading “Breathing-out-1” (IBMP)
  • MICROBIAL ECOLOGY OF CONFINED HABITATS «MICHA» (ESA) Hg 4.8.
  • Standardized psychological parameters “S-1-complex” (ESA)

14.07.2010

The first month of isolation has ended.
Main result of this month is the formation of joint team functioning in harmonious regime.
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Humorous group photo in honor of the first round date - 30 days of isolation
photo: IBMP
One can make such conclusion watching how the preparation to scientific experiments is carried out and how the crew eat and spend free time together. To this moment in spite of some language troubles the volunteers have formed single group working effectively. In some degree that was caused by high motivation of the crew to the successful mission performing and by the professional psychological support.
Besides, the volunteers soaked themselves in detailed work for scientific program of the Project.
Crew members had to carry out scientific experiments without direct help of curators and principal investigators of these experiments. Sometimes insignificant troubles occurred during some scientific programs. Most often they were connected with defaults in operating manuals (there were no description of extraordinary work of the devices) or with the software using different versions of Windows. The crew coped with all this difficulties: in result of their work for finding out and solving problems practically all scientific programs were realized with high level of motivation and professionalism. So, planned extent of investigations was performed. And the crew obtained additional experience which would help to avoid stress in case of extraordinary situations during experimental procedures in future.
It is also important that the crew is getting used to live in enclosed space of limited volume in medical-technical facility
The volunteers begin to adapt to living in the facility; they know the location of necessary equipment, consumables and food; every Saturday they clean the facility.
Monitoring of the crew physical state shows that the state of all crew members remains at control levels.
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Under the supervision Suhrob Alexander Smoleevsky loading test on a treadmill
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The detailed medical control was performed. It included both examination by the doctors and some procedures controlling main systems of an organism (for example, EEG and loading test). Tests show that physical working capacity remains at baseline level. That means that volume and quality of food, performed work, adequate mode of the rest and normal parameters of the living space allow keeping the health of the crew up to the mark.
Finally, the first month of isolation shows that at this stage selected crew is the single effectively working team with the stable physical state of each member.

14.07.2010

Sukhrob Komolov has birthday today. Almost all his family came to say happy birthday to him: his mother Nadezhda Grigorjevna, his wife Parvina and his children Timur, Rustam and Almina. In addition Sukhrob received congratulations from the leading specialists of the Project: Evgeniy Demin (Deputy technical director of the Project), Elena Feichtinger (Official ESA representative in IBMP), Konstantin Chetvergov (Chief engineer of the Project), Alexander Suvorov (Chief scientific officer), Olga Shevchenko (Psychologist of the Project), Gelena Tikhonova (Responsible doctor)
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Suhrob Kamolov congratulated on his birthday of his wife Parvina.
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Alexander Suvorov (Chief scientific officer) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Evgeniy Demin (Deputy technical director of the Project) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Elena Feichtinger (ESA deputy project manager) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Konstantin Chetvergov (Chief engineer of the Project) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Gelena Tikhonova (Responsible doctor) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Olga Shevchenko (Psychologist of the Project) wishes Suhrob Kamolov happy birthday
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Family photo of a Kamolov's family
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12.07.2010

Roman Charles has birthday today. His friend Lise-Loup Antoniadis, scientific consultant of the Embassy of France, came to say happy birthday to him.
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Roman Charles has birthday today. His friend Lise-Loup Antoniadis, scientific consultant of the Embassy of France, came to say happy birthday to him.
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Roman Charles has birthday today. His friend Lise-Loup Antoniadis, scientific consultant of the Embassy of France, came to say happy birthday to him.
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Roman Charles has birthday today. His friend Lise-Loup Antoniadis, scientific consultant of the Embassy of France, came to say happy birthday to him.
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Roman Charles has birthday today. This here is a portrait done it as a gift to the rest of the crew.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

12.07.2010


12.07.2010

40th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. Deviations of health and psychological status of the crew members are not found out, there are no failures of life-support system performance.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 976 140 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 284 777 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance” (ESA)
  • Prophylaxis with vibration “Galileo” (ESA)
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Microbiological monitoring of antimicrobial characteristics and of using linen and clothes – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA).
  • Gaseous and energy exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)
  • Non-verbal communication in isolation «Contact» (China)
  • Investigation of physical work capability “MO-3” (IBMP)
  • Force testing “MDS-test” (IBMP)
  • Investigation of physical characteristics “Leonardo” (ESA)
  • Psychophysiological effect of plants “Greenhouse-3” (IBMP)
  • Microbiological monitoring of surfaces and gas environment – “Micro-2” (IBMP).
  • Blood pressure index and vasodilatation “Flow” (Malaysia)
  • Investigation of proteome urine profile “Proteome-2” (IBMP)

02.07.2010

Today the mother of Sukhrob Kamolov visited the experimental facility in frame of work of the psychological support group. Nadezhda Grigorievna came to see how her son is going on far from his relatives.
Yesterday Cyrille Fournier and Sergey Ryazanskiy (participants of the previous stage 105-day isolation) visited the facility.
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Nadezhda Grigorievna - the mother of Sukhrob Kamolov
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Sergey Ryazanskiy and Cyrille Fournier
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02.07.2010

29th day of the experiment. Scientific equipment is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out. Deviations of health and psychological status of the crew members are not found out, there are no failures of life-support system performance.
The distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 300 000 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 297 670 000 km.
The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA)
  • Group structure and cooperation “Distance”.
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  • Typological characteristics of operator`s activity – “Typology” (IBMP).
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).
  • Circadian rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)
  • Venous blood analysis “Methabolism-1” (IBMP, Russia, Malaysia)
  • Peripheral blood analysis Hg 4.1 (IBMP).
  • Work capability of operator «Record» (Russia).
  • Monitoring of interpersonal relations “Motivation” (Russia).
  • Emotional and cognitive adaptation “Loneliness” (ESA).
  • Group structure and cooperation “Stress” (ESA).
  • Personal values “Portrait” (ESA).
  • Physical activity and psychophysiological status “Training-EEG” (ESA) .
  • Comprehensive heart investigation “Cosmocard”(IBMP).
  • Skin biopotential registration “Biopotential” (IBMP).
  • Temperature registration and organism adaptation “Adaptolog” (Russia).
  • Traditional Chinese medicine “Pulse-tongue” (China).
  • Gaseous and energy exchange during veloergometry “VEL” (IBMP)

30.06.2010


25.06.2010

As at 22 th day of flight Scientific equipment for carrying out of the experiments is in operable condition. Clarification for implementation of special experiments is carried out.
Deviations of health and psychological status of the crew members are not found out. After the 1st week of the flight recommendations for the correction of nutrition energy value was given to each crew member on the basis of body weight dynamics.
As for life-support system condition there are no criticisms on their performance.
On the 22nd flight day the distance between the Earth and space vehicle is 138 500 km and the distance between space vehicle and Mars is 306 846 000 km.
Following experiments are carried out every day:
  • Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP)
  • Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  • Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  • Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  • Questionnaire about sleep quality “Blue light-2” (ESA).
  • Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep-1” (Russia).
  • Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions “Operator”(USA).
Planned sessions of following experiments were carried out:
  • Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  • Typological characteristics of operator`s activity – “Typology” (IBMP).
  • Reliability of professional operator`s – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  • Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain)
  • Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP)
  • Monitoring of linen and clothes using - “Resource-4” (IBMP)
  • Visual analysis of myocardium “Cardivisor” (IBMP)
  • Discussion in autonomous group “ Discussion ”(IBMP)
  • Spatial attention “Control” (Russia)
  • Socio-mapping “Communications-2” (IBMP)
  • Biotop “Micro-4” (IBMP)
  • Circadian rhythms “Thermolab” (Germany)

18.06.2010

As at 15 th day of flight scientific equipment for carrying out of the experiments is in operable condition. Deviations of health and psychological status of the crew members are not found out. As for life-support system condition there are no criticisms on their performance. There were no any off-nominal situations.

The following experiments are carried out regularly:
  1. Estimation of effectiveness of physical trainings – “PROPHYLAXIS” (IBMP).
  2. Sodium consumption, fluid homeostasis and arterial pressure regulation – “Nutrition” (Germany).
  3. Association between psychological characteristics and cardiovascular system functioning – “CardioPsy” (S).
  4. Autogenic training as self-regulation procedure – “Self-regulation” (IBMP).
  5. Questionnaire about sleep quality (ESA).
  6. Investigation of sleep system resistance to stress – “Sleep” (Russia).
  7. Monitoring of neurobehavioral functions (USA).
The first stage of following experiments is finished:
  1. Estimation of psychophysiological state and capability – SOPR-monitoring (IBMP).
  2. Typological characteristics of operator`s activity – “Typology” (IBMP).
  3. Reliability of professional operator`s – “PILOT-1” (IBMP)
  4. Learning and training of skills for hand control of object with six degrees of freedom “6df” – “Pilot-2” (S).
  5. Monitoring of psychical work capability – “MOTIV” (Russia).
  6. Techniques of virtual reality – “Earth” (Spain).
  7. Distance monitoring of pulse and respiration – “Bioradiolocator” (IBMP).
  8. Microbiological monitoring of the crew members, of using linen and clothes, their antimicrobial characteristics – “Micro-1”, “Micro-3”, “Resource-4” (IBMP).

18.06.2010

NVIDIA Corporation has been selected for audio and video communication between a group of landing and the crew on orbit in 3D mode. As the solution for experiencing stereoscopic 3D graphics, 3D Vision will help the cosmonauts immerse themselves in a virtual Martian reality, as well as relax during their leisure time. The depth and quality of graphics made possible the experiment reproduce the psychological effects of key mission operations, from blast-off and landing to expeditions on the planets surface.

17.06.2010

On project's videoportal uploaded the video "The Martian Chronicles. Part 2", where the crew members talk about food.

17.06.2010

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First day in isolation.
photo: IBMP
The first two weeks of the flight has passed. The crew grew roots in cabins and in the spaceship, makes an inventory, actively learns medicine equipment, which are required for further in-depth medical tests.
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Inventory of medicines
photo: IBMP
At first days of the isolation the attention were focused on studying of cardio-respiratory system – the crew began to perform special programs of physical trainings using special technical tools, including strength trainer, running track, bicycle ergometer, hand grip.
Also various psychological tests were performed, using both Russian methods and standard ESA programs,
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Wang Yue train Roman to draw hieroglyphs.
photo: IBMP
in which a crew members’ capability to adaptation were evaluated and their group compatibility was checked.
On 11 day of the flight the spaceship undocked from the orbital facility and began spinning in Earth's gravitational field to enter the heliocentric orbit. On 14 day of the flight the distance between the spaceship and Earth is 71 000 km., and between the spaceship and Mars – 316 540 000 km.

03.06.2010

The experiment of 520-day isolation started.
Photos can be looked here.

18.05.2010

Start of 520-day isolation - June 3, 2010.

18.05.2010

Photos from press conference on the announcement of the crew of 520-day isolation can be looked here.

16.05.2010


27.04.2010

On April 27 trainings were conducted of the participants of "Mars-500" experiment at the "Paraflighter" test-bench of Scientific-production enterprise "Aeroecology" near Tushinskiy aerodrome.
The training device is based on the principle of air-tube dispatch and consists of a vertical channel and a platform, where the investigators stand. Their task is balancing the platform in the air flow and maximally fast rising to the maximum height. Having learnt this skill, they were able to perform different evolutions, fly in the vertical channel, fall down sharply and rise to the height of about 6 meters.
The objective of the training was as follows:
  • increase of the level of neuro-psychic stability of the participants of the experiment,
  • studying of their stress-reactions,
  • studying of efficiency and peculiarities of pair interaction during interdependent activity and individual tactics of their behaviour.
The training was conducted by the head of the department of psychology and psycho-physiology of the institute, Doctor of medical sciences, professor, honoured physician of the RF Yuriy Bubeev.
The picture story can be looked here.

27.04.2010

In the framework of the project "Mars-500" , the company "Kortes", ISV-partner of Motorola in Russia, delivered the system of address calculation of commodities and materials "Kortes: Address storehouse" and accompanying equipment for this system. Using special terminals of data collection of Motorola, members of the international crew during all 520-days of the experiment will be able without difficulty to find necessary things in the catalogue, determine their place of storage, calculate the used things, move them between the cells, and also conduct inventory and discard unfit for use things.
The picture story can be looked here.

26.04.2010

On YouTube has opened a official videoportal project "Mars-500" – http://www.youtube.com/mars500project
Remember that the project has a blog in LiveJournal - http://imbp-mars500.livejournal.com/

18.03.2010

During two days, from March 17 to 18, on the territory of JSC "Scientific-production enterprise Zvezda" trying on was conducted of the space suits "Orlan-E" that will be used in 520-day experiment for imitation of going to the Martian surface.
"Orlan-E" space suit is a special lightweight modification of the space suit "Orlan-M" designed for "Mars-500" project. It does not have a real life support system - it was substituted with the ventilation system (that in conditions of simulation allows to work during several hours).
The picture story can be looked here.

14.03.2010

During two days, from March 10 to 11, on the territory of the recreation facility of the Russian state university of physical culture "Pokrovskaya" in Odintsovo region trainings were held on surviving of the candidates for participation in 520-day isolation.
The investigators were divided into two groups, 5 and 6 people in each. The first group was headed by 43-year old leading engineer-investigator of Gagarin's CTC Boris Egorov, the second group was headed by the senior inspector-diver of the same CTC 37-year old Mikhail Sinelnikov.
Before sending the candidates to the trial, in the Institute of physical culture special instruction was held, where all the candidates trained to provide emergency medical help. To survive in the cold and snowy forest the investigators were given all the necessary things - matches, lamps, knives, axes and parachute. Besides the knowledge that they got during the instruction, special clothes provided by the Russian company NovaTour helped them not to get frozen in the snow.
The surviving trainings included several tasks, such as:
  • wigwam building (the first group) or single-ended tent (the second group),
  • making a signal fire,
  • overnight stop,
  • transportation of the wounded to the agreed upon place,
  • preparation of the site for the helicopter.
The head of the surviving program -head of the psychology department of IBMP Yuriy Bubeev.
The picture story can be looked here.

03.03.2010

In the frameworks of preparation for 520-day isolation in IBMP a meeting was held of the volunteers with the Russian Grand master, ex-champion of the world Anatoly Karpov. Anatoly Evgenievich got familiar with the volunteers and read a general awareness-raising lecture on chess.
The director of A. E. Karpov's chess school, Vladimir Kraushkin, will teach the candidates all the nuances of the game.
During 520-day isolation, in the frameworks of psychological support of the crew, a tournament between Anatoly Karpov and the team of the Martian ship will be conducted.
The picture story can be looked here.

26.02.2010

At the present time for forming of food rations of the crews of space ships and stations, specially developed for these purposes products are used in the package allowing to cook food in conditions of weightlessness (to warm in an electrical food heater and restore dehydrated products with hot or cold water).

One of the main distinctive peculiarities of the developed for “Mars-500” project ration is its long-term autonomy. From this an objective follows of creation of food rations preserving biological full-value and microbiological safety during the whole duration of the experiment (520 days) for the crew consisting of 6 people taking into account impossibility of additional delivery of food stores.

On February 25 in IBMP degustation session began, the aim of which is presentation for assessment of the investigators of the whole assortment of products, from which it is supposed to create individually-oriented food ration for the crew.

Doctor Alexandr Agureev (head of the department of nutrition in IBMP and the head of works on nutrition in “Mars-500” project) informed the investigators about the fact that in the given experiment for each stage of the experiment its own variant of food ration would be used:
The stage of simulation of the flight to Mars. The ration is formed from the products (including semi-finished products of dishes), manufactured by a series of European firms («Apetito», «Kellogg», «Hipp», «Coppenrath», «Enervit», «Knorr»). This part of the ration is supervised by German scientist Doctor Jens Titze from the University in Erlangen.
The stage of landing to Mars. The second variant of the ration will have 2 kinds. For the three crew members who will simulate descent and going to the Martian surface, the food ration will be formed from the products ready for consumption without heating and it will only foresee consumption of hot drinks. For these purposes real space products used during forming of food ration for the crews of transportation vehicle “Soyuz” are most suitable.  The rest three crew members who will simulate flight on the Martian orbit, will eat the ration of the first and third variants.
The most difficult task is forming of the 3rd variant of food ration for the stage of simulation of the flight from Mars to Earth. It is connected with the fact that the main mass of products for cosmonauts has shelf life in temperature conditions of the environment from 1 to 2 years. However, assortment of products having 2-year shelf life is extremely limited.

In 520-day experiment this food ration will be formed from products produced by food enterprises of Korea, Italy, China and Russian (“Gala-Gala” firm and enterprises of food industry Michurinsk city).
The picture story can be looked here.

26.02.2010

On February 25 Institute of biomedical problems has visited representatives of German aerospace agency (DLR) - director of space programs Christoph Hohage, specialist on international cooperation Rainder Scharenberg, program manager Peter Graf and manager Michael Turk visited Institute for biomedical problems. The aim of the visit was familiarization with the ground-based experimental facility "Mars-500".
The picture story can be looked here.

26.02.2010

“Mars-500” project got close to the beginning of the main stage – 520-day isolation.
The experiment on simulation of a manned flight to the Red planet, conducted by State scientific center of the Russian Federation – Institute for biomedical problems of RAS under the auspices of Roscosmos and Russian academy of sciences with wide international participation, consists of three main stages. The first two stages of the experiment, with the duration of 14 and 105 days of complete isolation were finished successfully in 2009.
For preparation of the third, main stage of the program “Mars-500” – 520-day experiment, the Institute has selected a team of volunteers:

  1. Egorov Boris Afanasievich (44 years old), engineer (Russia),
  2. Zhirnov Andrey Alexandrovich (30 years old), engineer (Russia),
  3. Kamolov Sukhrob Rustamovich (32 years old), surgeon (Russia),
  4. Sinelnikov Mikhaill Olegovich (37 years old), engineer-electromechanic,
  5. Sitev Alexey Sergeevich (38 years old), engineer-ship-builder (Russia),
  6. Smolevskiy Alexandr Egorovich (33 year old), general physician (Russia),
  7. Sukhov Alexandr Victorovich (32 years old), engineer (Russia),
  8. Archanmael Gaillard, (34 years old), engineer (France),
  9. Jerome Clevers, (30 years old), engineer (Belgium),
  10. Diego Urbina, (27 years old) ,engineer (Italy),
  11. Wang Yue (27 years old), investigator, (China).
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From left to right: Boris Egorov, Sukhrob Kamolov, Wang Yue, Alexey Sitev, Jerome Clevers, Alexandr Smoleevskiy, Diego Urbina, Mikhail Sinelnikov, Alexandr Suhov, Archanmael Gaillard.
photo: IBMP/Oleg Voloshin

The international team of the volunteers began to train in the frameworks of the project “Mars-500” in the Institute for biomedical problems of RAS. The training began with getting familiar of the team with the medical-technical facility, where 520-day isolation will take place and getting familiar with the scientific program of the experiment.
The scientific program, consisting of 95 experiments was discusses and approved by the Scientific council of IBMP. It includes the following sections:

  • Psychological and psycho-physiological investigations;
  • Clinical and laboratory-diagnostic investigations;
  • Physiological investigations;
  • Sanitary-hygienic and microbiological investigations;
  • Operational-technological investigations.

27.11.2009

Two conference in December:

  1. Conference on Biomedical Issues on Long Lasting Manned Mission - Pisa, December 8-9, 2009
  2. Detailed program can be looked here.

  3. Workshop "Nutrition And Health Status Monitoring In Human Space Missions", Bologna, December 10th, 2009
  4. Detailed program can be looked here.


26.10.2009

We have opened an official blog - http://imbp-mars500.livejournal.com/


14.07.2009

105-day isolation Experiment has been finished on July, 14th, 2009.

The picture story can be looked here.

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