Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV) - 12.03.13
Science Objectives for Everyone
Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV) system takes video images during orbital nights, Earth nights, lightning, auroras, cosmic showers, and other amazing events. The video images taken by SS-HDTV are recorded to SD cards, which are downlinked to the ground via data-relay satellites.
Science Results for Everyone
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
March 2011 - May 2012Expeditions Assigned
27/28,29/30Previous ISS Missions
- With a normal HDTV camera, it is impossible to take the images of auroras and cosmic showers. Using the Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV) system, it is possible to take the images from the International Space Station (ISS). Half of the ISS orbit is night, so the SS-HDTV system enables us to take the full-time images from ISS.
- Using SS-HDTV, we will be able to record the natural phenomenon of Aurora, Lightning, Sprites, Airglow, Meteor Shower, etc.
- Many people will have an interest of the universe by broadcasting recorded videos of SS-HDTV.
Information PendingEarth Applications
Information PendingOperational Protocols