Earth Resources Sensing

Ekon Experiment


Objective:

Determine possibilities to obtain on-line documented information during crew visual-instrument observations by using hand optical devices in a long-duration space flight from the Russian Segment of the International Space Station to assess ecological effects of the industrial activities on the territory of the RF and foreign countries.

Task:

  • Collection of historical video imagery data to assess ecological effects of human industrial activity on the territory of the RF and foreign countries.
  • Acquisition of on-line information in the course of visual and instrument-aided observation by using hand optical devices.

Flight Hardware Used:

  • Digital still camera Nikon D2X (with lens of F=800mm)
  • Laptop IBM ThinkPad A31p

Consumables:

  • Ekon pouch.

Experiment Results:

  • Mini-DV video tapes with a video imagery of experiment objects and voice data.
  • Flash cards with photo imagery of the observed objects.
  • 3.5" floppies with a list of the observed areas.