URAGAN RELAKSATSIA MOLNIYA-SM VSPLESK IMPULS PLASMA-PROGRESS

 
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
SCIENCE RESEARCH ON ISS RUSSIAN SEGMENT
GEOPHYSICS RESEARCH
URAGAN EXPERIMENT

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Natural and man-made disasters entail a great number of victims and have a devastating effect upon the economies of many countries. Due to this fact, it is required to arrange at the ISS a permanent monitoring of the areas where natural and man-made disasters are forecasted, as well as prompt notifying public bodies and local authorities about unfavorable or disastrous development of events.
This experiment further develops a sequence of visual observations of the Earth surface started earlier at the Mir station. The ISS RS-based subsequent expeditions will build up an automatic observation system designed to watch the development of catastrophic events via electronic-optical equipment, which is on a par with the world standards set in its characteristics and provides round-the-clock monitoring capability. Initial classification and decoding of catastrophic event signs will be carried out by cosmonauts onboard the ISS RS using a dedicated software.
During conduct of a spaceborne experiment operational recording and downlink transmission of data on catastrophic event origination, development and scope are planned to be carried out.

URAGAN EXPERIMENT

SCIENCE HARDWARE USED:

  • Rubinar 40x110 device which includes:
    Binocular spyglass with a digital video camera Sony DCR-TRV9E

CONSUMABLES:

  • Mini-DV video tapes
  • Betakam video tapes
  • PCMCIA cards

FLIGHT EQUIPMENT USED:

  • BVP-70P video camera
  • Video tape recorder
  • Binocular
  • Nikon D1 digital camera
  • Laptop


 

OBJECTIVE:

Observation and registration of development of ISS RS downlinked catastrophic phenomena and development of criteria of classification and decoding of catastrophic phenomena indications.

TASKS:

Conduct of visual observations followed by recording of catastrophic phenomena development processes on video and photography apparatus.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

  • Generation of computer-aided data bases on recorded catastrophic phenomena.
  • Preliminary development of decoding criteria for downlinked images of catastrophes followed by their classification.
 

 

 

 

 

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