Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

Living Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso


  • Michel Viso
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1781-2



IKI, the Russian Space Research Institute (Russian: Инcтитут кocмичecкиx иccлeдoвaний Poccийcкoй Aкaдeмии Haук), is an institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences that was founded in 1965 as the Space Research Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences and renamed in 1992. It is the leading Russian organization for space research and has frequently collaborated on missions with NASA, ESA, and other national space agencies. IKI is located in Moscow and has a staff of some 290 scientists in the fields of astrophysics, planetary sciences, solar-terrestrial physics, cosmic plasma physics, and geophysics. Among its successes relevant to astrobiology was the Vega spacecraft to Comet Halley.

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Bioorganic Chemistry Plasma Physic Space Research USSR Academy National Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNES/DSP/SMEVétérinaire/DVM, Astro/ExobiologyParisFrance