Activation and Test Downlink of HDTV System (JAXA-HDTV) - 08.27.15

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Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency - Activation and Test Downlink of HDTV System (JAXA-HDTV) uses a high definition video (HDV) camcorder to capture high definition (HD) images. The HD images are transmitted to ground teams using the Ku-Band on ISS.
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The following content was provided by Junichi Yoshikawa, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
Junichi Yoshikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan

Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Sponsoring Organization
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration 1
April 2008 - April 2009

Expeditions Assigned

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • High Definition images of activities onboard the International Space Station are downlinked real-time to the ground teams using the Ku-Band.

  • The availability of high quality images along with real-time data gives investigators an opportunity to observe their experiments in a way that might lead to a higher data yield.

JAXA-HDTV system transmits the HD (High Definition) picture to the ground through HRDL (Ku-Band) with HDV format camcorder. Prior to utilization operations, the hardware shall be activated and be tested in order to check the system and to verify procedures of real-time downlink.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operational Requirements
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Operational Protocols
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Results/More Information

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Related Websites
High Definition Television Camera Experiment (HDTV)
The information on this web page was duplicated from information provided by JAXA. Please visit the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo Experiments to learn more about this payload and others.

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