Development of Methods to Determine the Carbon Dioxide and Methane (Greenhouse Gases) Content in the Earths Atmosphere from On-Board ISS (Rusalka-MKS (Mermaid-ISS)) - 09.17.14
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Test of the procedure to determine carbon dioxide and methane content in the Earth atmosphere to understand a role of natural processes and human activity determining the atmospheric content of NI2 and NI4.
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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)
ISS Expedition Duration
October 2008 - May 2012
Previous ISS Missions
Delivery and assembly of science hardware RUSALKA on the ISS RS. Calibration and test activations of science hardware relating to: Sun; Earth's limb at the Sunset (atmosphere lighted). Test of the procedure for remote determination of methane and carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere (the first phase); Measurement of methane and carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere and reception of data on NI2 and NI4 content over the territories subjected to natural and technogenic effects, reception of sufficient data on seasonal dependencies of troposphere parameters being studied (the second phase).
Monoblock Rusalka; Digital photo camera Nikon D2X(s); Lens AF VR Nikkor ED 80-400f/4.5-5.6D with ultraviolet filter; Bracket for attachment to the window; Rusalka-Accessories set.
Device TIUS DKShG/PNSK; Laptop RSK1; Software Package loading disk.
Kit Rusalka-Dannye (6 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-AIP (2 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-FOTO (2 pcs.).
Coordinating Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Space Agency [Russian]
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment
NASA Image: ISS020E031541 - Cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Expedition 20 flight engineer, uses science hardware RUSALKA at a window in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station to take methane and carbon dioxide measurements in Earth's atmosphere at sunset.
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NASA Image: ISS020E049859 - Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev, Expedition 21/22 flight engineer, uses science hardware RUSALKA at a window in the Zvezda Service Module of the International Space Station to take methane and carbon dioxide measurements in Earth's atmosphere at sunset.
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