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European Space Agency - Education Payload Operations (ESA-EPO)
04.26.13

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Experiment Overview

This content was provided by Nigel D. LL Savage, Elisabeth Celton, S. Hartevelt, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Information provided courtesy of the Erasmus Experiment Archive.
Brief Summary

European Space Agency - Education Payload Operations (ESA-EPO) records education demonstrations performed on the International Space Station (ISS) by crewmembers. ESA-EPO enhances existing ESA Human Space Operations (HSO) education program. EPO Convection will demonstrate the absence of heat convection in microgravity. EPO FOAM-S will study various liquids which have different foaming properties in microgravity and on Earth. EPO Scripts (with the theme Spaceship Earth) will allow for European children to compare the ISS and the crew's living environment to their daily surroundings.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Nigel D. LL Savage, ESTEC HSO-K, Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • Elisabeth Celton, ESTEC HSO-K, Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • S. Hartevelt, HSO-K, Noordwijk, Netherlands
  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)

    Information Pending

    Developer(s)
    Information Pending

    Sponsoring Space Agency

    European Space Agency (ESA)

    Sponsoring Organization

    Information Pending

    Research Benefits

    Information Pending

    ISS Expedition Duration:

    March 2011 - September 2012

    Expeditions Assigned

    27/28,29/30,31/32

    Previous ISS Missions

    OaISS, MagISStra

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • European Space Agency - Education Payload Operations (ESA-EPO) for Increments 29/30 and 31/32 includes EPO Convection, EPO-FOAM-S, EPO Scripts.

    Description


    EPO Convection demonstrates the absence of heat convection in microgravity.

    EPO FOAM-S studies various liquids which have different foaming properties in microgravity and on Earth.

    EPO Scripts-Spaceship Earth - allows for European children to compare the ISS and the crew's living environment to their daily surroundings.

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    Applications

    Space Applications

    Education demonstration.

    Earth Applications

    Information Pending

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    Operations

    Operational Requirements

    Both EPO Convection and EPO FOAM-S are executed (incl. imagery material downlink) before the related PAO event. All ESA EPO imagery materials are downlinked in HD and within three weeks of its on board recording.

    Operational Protocols

    Information Pending

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    Results/More Information

    The International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight, and ISS, as a means to capture the attention and the interest of students, to attract them to study, in particular, scientific and technical disciplines, and to appreciate and understand the benefits, challenges, and importance of space for Europe.

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    Related Websites
  • ESA Education
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    Imagery

    image EPO Convection-Engineering Model, 8 July 2011. Image courtesy of ESA.
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    image EPO FOAM-S-Visualization of one array. Image courtesy of ESA.
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    Information provided by the investigation team to the ISS Program Scientist's Office.
    If updates are needed to the summary please contact JSC-ISS-Program-Science-Group. For other general questions regarding space station research and technology, please feel free to call our help line at 281-244-6187 or e-mail at JSC-ISS-Research-Helpline.