European Space Agency - Education Payload Operations GERST (ESA-EPO-GERST) - 05.13.15

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ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
ESA’s International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight and the ISS as a means to capture the attention and the interest of students, to attract them to study, in particular, scientific and technical disciplines, and to appreciate and understand the benefits, challenges, and importance of space for Europe and as a member of a global economy.
 
Science Results for Everyone
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The following content was provided by Volker Kratzenberg-Annies, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Erasmus Experiment Archive.
Experiment Details

OpNom:

Principal Investigator(s)
Volker Kratzenberg-Annies, Harry N Abrams Inc

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
G. Weerts, ESA
F. Scheffler-Kayser, Germany
Claudia Philpot, DLR German Aerospace Centre, Germany
T. Neuberth, Germany

Developer(s)
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Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sponsoring Organization
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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
March 2014 - September 2014

Expeditions Assigned
39/40

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
TOP Experiment :

 A. Gerst carries out one "top-experiment" developed by German schools (idea competition), making use of ~40 small items (under definition).

Script Based Activities:

There are several activities which target several age categories:

  • GEOMAPPING: photography of Earth by A. Gerst, with emphasis on German territory;
  • CITIES AT DAY AND NIGHT: Earth obsevation of Earth by A. Gerst;
  • ISS Guided Tour: ESA astronaut A. Gerst providing tour of ISS in German language.

EARTH GUARDIAN Experiment

Use of Earth imagery from the Digital Imagery Management Service (DIMS), to emphasize the environmental protection in connection with a long-term case study for students (grade 5 to 10).

LIGHTNINGS Experiment

Use of Earth imagery from the Digital Imagery Management Service (DIMS), with selection of relevant examples of Transient Luminous Events (TLE) and lightnings.

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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
The need for education in an ever-increasing knowledge based society is without question and education forms a fundamental part of the mandate of the European Space Agency (ESA). The Agency is conscious that it can play a significant role in contributing to a scientifically literate and aware society, and that it has both a responsibility and a vested interest in doing so. The International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight, and the ISS, as a means to capture the attention and the interest of students, to attract them to study, in particular, scientific and technical disciplines, and to appreciate and understand the benefits, challenges, and importance of space for Europe and as a member of a global economy.

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Operations

Operational Requirements
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Operational Protocols
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Results/More Information

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Imagery