URAGAN RELAKSATSIA MOLNIYA-SM VSPLESK IMPULS PLASMA-PROGRESS

 
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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
SCIENCE RESEARCH ON ISS RUSSIAN SEGMENT
GEOPHYSICS RESEARCH
"ANDROMEDA" Program
"LSO" EXPERIMENT

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"LSO" (Lightning and Sprites Observation) experiment is incorporated into the French research program ANDROMEDA, which is a constituent part of the "Program for implementation of scientific and application research planned for the third manned expedition ISS-3". CNES is a customer for preparing and carrying out the program of scientific and engineering experiments during the French astronaut mission to ISS RS.


EQUIPMENT USED:

  • 2 digital microcameras on a rotary arm

    Microcameras performance data:

    - field of view - 35°;
    - matrix - 1024 1024 pixels;
    - resolution - 10 bits per pixel;

  • EGE-LSO electronics unit
 

OBJECTIVE:

A study of optical radiation emissions in the Earth's atmosphere and ionosphere related to thunderstorm activity and seismological processes (optical emissions in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere that accompany thunderstorms were given the names of "sprites" and "elves").

TASKS:

Measurements of luminous intensity distribution for "sprites" and "elves" and comparison of these data with the intensities of lightning emissions.
Statistical study of "sprite" occurrence frequency and a study of their origin.

 

 

 

 

 

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