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The Russian astronauts have installed at the ISS the antenna for monitoring of wild birds - RIA Novosti, 8/16/2018


QUEENS (Moscow region), 16 Aug — RIA Novosti. The Russian astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev have installed during extravehicular activity the antenna of the Russian-German experiment ICARUS on monitoring of migrations of wild animals and birds, the correspondent of RIA Novosti from the Mission Control Center (MCC) where broadcast of an exit.© of NASA is conducted tells Astronauts have broken the GoPro camera during an exit in a kosmosantenn will obtain information from sensors which will place on bodies of birds. Devices weighing only five grams will contain in themselves the GLONASS/GPS receiver, the radio receiver and the radio transmitter, the accumulator, the solar battery and also sensors of temperature and acceleration. Sensors will transfer information to the antenna, and with the ISS data will already go to TsUP of Moscow and to be transferred to data-processing centers to participants of an experiment. Earlier it was reported that ICARUS will allow to watch birds weighing less than 200 grams. By means of the obtained data scientists intend to help with the solution of environmental problems, climate change studying, preservation of a biodiversity, control of distribution of invasive types and infectious diseases, prevention of the catastrophic phenomena, safety of air traffic. The onboard equipment of an experiment was manufactured by the German side, and RSC Energia has created interfaces for installation of this equipment on the Russian segment of the ISS. It is expected that in the ambassador of working off of an experiment at the ISS whether technology of tracking small birds and other animals it will be possible to transfer to the Infographics Will Take satellites.© me in astronauts?

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