Technical Research on ISS Russian Segment

E-NOSE Experiment

Experiment E-NOSE forms part of the scientific research program performed by Italian Astronaut Roberto Vittori (ESA) on the ISS in the frame of ENEIDE ISM Project. The European Space Agency is a customer of the preparation and implementation of the research program.


Demonstrate the technology of the electronic nose that detects odours.


Demonstration of the technology of E-nose capable to detect the presence of even small amount of gases released by the onboard euiqpment.

Used Science Hardware:

ENM pouch consisting of:

  • ENM electronic unit;
  • Reference probe tubes (2);
  • Cables (3);
  • ENM memory card;
  • ENM video tape.

Flight Equipment Used:

  • Laptop A31P (assembled with cables).

Support Facilities:

  • Camera Nikon D1X;
  • Camcorder DSR PD-150P.

Experiment Results:

Information on air quality in different locations on the ISS received automatically and recorded on a PCMCIA card and video tape.