ISS Russian Segment Downlink of Text Messages and Earth Pictures (Zvyozdnaya Pochta (Starmail)) - 05.13.15

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The following content was provided by A. V. Markov, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)
A. V. Markov, S.P. Korolev RSC Energia, 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
April 2003 - October 2003

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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Downlink over the available communication links of the digital data recorded on CD disk by IHI Aerospace (Japan) containing the message from private clients with the wishes, congratulations on the holidays, historic dates, as well as ground photographs taken by means of the onboard available flight photographic and videorecording equipment.

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Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operational Requirements
Camera Nikon D1; Videocamera Sony DSR-PD150P; Laptop

Operational Protocols
Photography of specific areas of the ground with subsequent processing of digital images. ISS RS downlink transmission of the Customer-provided text messages of the Earth pictures.

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Results/More Information

Positive emotions of the clients who receive from the ISS the electronic messages with the congratulations, wishes, the pictures of some Earth areas coming as a pleasant surprise.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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image Starmail stowage with CD disks.
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