This became known from the report of RSC Energia, within the framework of which it was specified that the new experiment would be called “Pelican – Study of the Transfer of Electricity by Laser Radiation Between Spacecraft”.
Its main goal is called the development of wireless transmission of electrical energy, so that in the future it can be used in various space missions.
It is reported that during the tests, the cosmonauts will place the transmitting equipment on the outer surface of one of the modules of the Russian segment of the space station. In turn, the receiving equipment will be installed on the Progress space transport.
It is important to understand that such tests will be conducted in space for the first time.