AQH Microscope Checkout (AQH Microscope Checkout) - 11.11.15

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The Microscope Observation System is a remotely controllable microscope for various biological experiments; especially for aquatic experiments with medaka or zebrafish. Initial checkout for subsequent science experiments that utilize the Microscope Observation System.
Science Results for Everyone
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The following content was provided by Fumiaki Tanigaki, 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)

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JAXA TKSC Space Environment Utilization Center, 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
March 2013 - September 2013; September 2015 - March 2016

Expeditions Assigned

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • The Microscope is to be checked for possible signs of physical damage upon arrival at ISS.
  • The Microscope is to undergo mechanical, electrical, and thermal testing in a functional checkout, to ensure those systems exhibit proper functional operation.
  • A checkout of the Microscope must be accomplished before science operations begin.

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Space Applications
The Microscope will support various life science experiments on ISS, especially for real-time imaging on board.

Earth Applications
The Microscope will support various life science experiments on ISS in which the results will provide benefits to human on Earth.

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Operational Requirements
Defines constraints and requirements necessary to complete the investigation (number of subjects or observations, spacing of observations, downlink of data, return of samples, etc.).

Operational Protocols
Descriptive overview of the investigation on orbit procedures.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Related Websites

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image System Configuration in MSPR WV. Image courtesy of JAXA.
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AQH Micrscope. Image courtesy of JAXA.

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image System Configuration on MWA. Image courtesy of JAXA.
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