Investigation of Lightning Discharges in the Earth's Atmosphere and Lower Ionosphere (Molniya-SM (Lightening-SM)) - 07.29.14

Overview | Description | Applications | Operations | Results | Publications | Imagery
ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
Information Pending

Science Results for Everyone
Information Pending



This content was provided by V. N. Orayevsky, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Experiment Details

OpNom

Principal Investigator(s)

  • V. N. Orayevsky, Russia

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
    Information Pending
    Developer(s)
    Information Pending
    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

    Sponsoring Organization
    Information Pending

    Research Benefits
    Information Pending

    ISS Expedition Duration


    Expeditions Assigned
    Information Pending

    Previous ISS Missions
    Information Pending

    ^ back to top



    Experiment Description

    Research Overview
    Information Pending

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

    ^ back to top



    Applications

    Space Applications
    Information Pending

    Earth Applications
    Information Pending

    ^ back to top



    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.

    ^ back to top



    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.

    ^ back to top



    Results Publications

    ^ back to top


    Ground Based Results Publications

    ^ back to top


    ISS Patents

    ^ back to top


    Related Publications

    ^ back to top


    Related Websites
    Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
    Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

    ^ back to top



    Imagery

    image The video photometry system and LSO equipment.
    + View Larger Image


    image A unit of microcameras on a rotary bracket, ectronics unit, set of cables.
    + View Larger Image


    image EGE 1 experiments control unit, power supply unit, set of cables, brackets.
    + View Larger Image