Russian space № 18 (2012)

Telecast №100277, 1 part, duration: 0:23:51
Production: Studio Roscosmos
Director:Aleksej Kitajcev
Anchor:Mariya Kulakovskaya
Camera operators:Vladimir Gavrilov, Boris Gotgeljf


A program from the cycle of programs "Russian Cosmos" for the Galaxy TV channel.

Reel №1

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The smallest planet in the Solar System is relatively little studied by spacecraft.

The first complete map of the surface of Mercury was made only in 2009. In 2015, the European Space Agency's BepiColombo expedition will launch to the planet closest to the Sun, one of the tasks of which will be to search for water ice at the poles of Mercury.

To solve this problem, the Institute for Space Research (ICI RAS) has developed a device MGNS (Mercury neutron and gamma-ray spectrometer), which will be installed on board the BepiKolombo.

What else attracts Mercury scientists, Maxim Litvak tells on the air of the "Russian Cosmos".


Litvak M.L. - Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, leading researcher at the Laboratory of Space Gamma Spectroscopy of the Institute of Space Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI RAS). Surdin V.G. - astronomer, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, senior researcher at the Traffic Police of the Moscow State University named after P.K. Sternberg, public figure. Ksanfomaliti L.V. - Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Honored Scientist of the Russian Federation, Head of the Laboratory of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IKI RAS).

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