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.

ISS Crew


Shannon Walker WALKER
Shannon



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Michael Hopkins Hopkins
Michael



Victor Glover Glover
Victor



Soichi Noguchi Noguchi
Soichi