Transport Environment Monitor Packages (TEM) - 09.17.14

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The Transport Environment Monitor (TEM) investigation monitors temperatures inside cargo vehicles bound for the International Space Station. Environmental conditions during transportation are very important for biological specimens and reagents for life-science experiments. This investigation uses temperature data loggers to record the environmental conditions near investigations launched on cargo vehicles.

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Like Goldilock’s porridge, biological specimens and reagents for life-science experiments bound for the International Space Station need to be just the right temperature – not too hot or to cold. This investigation monitored the environment inside station-bound cargo vehicles of all types, using data loggers to automatically measure and record temperature during transit. Knowing actual environment data for these vehicles will guide planning of experiments for the space station.

The following content was provided by Mitsuyo Masukawa, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).

Experiment Details


Principal Investigator(s)

  • Mitsuyo Masukawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tokyo, Japan

  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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    Sponsoring Space Agency
    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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    Research Benefits
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    ISS Expedition Duration
    September 2010 - March 2014

    Expeditions Assigned

    Previous ISS Missions
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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • The proposed research seeks to take the temperature data aboard the space vehicle other than Space Shuttle by temperature data loggers. Environmental condition during transportation is very important for biological specimen or reagents for life-science experiments. Therefore, the actual environment data in ATV (or CRS and COTS is necessary for the experiment operation planning after 2011. We plan to environment monitoring of HTV1 in 2009. We will use similar packages for ATV2.

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    Space Applications

    It is now possible to offer temperature survey data in each vehicle to the users who are considering use of each vehicle. Thereby, it becomes easy to plan for launch or return of experimental samples.

    Earth Applications


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    Operational Requirements
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    Operational Protocols
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    Results/More Information
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