Investigation of Lightning Discharges in the Earth's Atmosphere and Lower Ionosphere (Molniya-SM (Lightening-SM)) - 01.09.14

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Experiment Details

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  • V. N. Orayevsky, Russia
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    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
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    Description
    Investigation of optical emissions in the Earth atmosphere and ionosphere associated with thunderstorm and seismic activity.

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    Applications

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    Operations

    Operational Requirements
    VFS-3M video photometry system, LSO equipment.

    Operational Protocols
    Development tests of methods for monitoring of thunderstorm activity, optical emissions of the Earth atmosphere and ionosphere under different geographic and geophysical conditions. Obtaining statistical data on global distribution of thunderstorm activity in lower and middle latitudes. Investigation of night sky luminescence over areas of seismic activity.

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    Results/More Information
    Magneto-optical disk with digital video recording of observations (no less than 10 minutes per one session) returned for analysis. Ballistic data for control of measurement results, including ISS attitude and altitude, geographic coordinates of a subsatellite point, angle of the Sun and angle of the Moon must also be transmitted. Original and decoded telemetry information on equipment state, operational modes and detected events of lightning.

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    Imagery

    image The video photometry system and LSO equipment.
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    image A unit of microcameras on a rotary bracket, ectronics unit, set of cables.
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    image EGE 1 experiments control unit, power supply unit, set of cables, brackets.
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