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)) - 05.13.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
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.
Science Results for Everyone
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
O. I. Korablyov, Space Research Institute RAS, Russia

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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
October 2008 - May 2012

Expeditions Assigned
18,19/20,21/22,23/24,25/26,27/28,29/30

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
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).

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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operations

Operational Requirements
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.

Support Hardware
Device TIUS DKShG/PNSK; Laptop RSK1; Software Package loading disk.

Consumables
Kit Rusalka-Dannye (6 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-AIP (2 pcs.); Kit Rusalka-FOTO (2 pcs.).

Operational Protocols
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Results/More Information

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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Imagery

image 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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image 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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