Transport Environment Monitor Packages (TEM) - 12.03.13
Science Objectives for Everyone
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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OpNom: TBDPrincipal Investigator(s)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingResearch Benefits
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration:
September 2010 - March 2014Expeditions Assigned
25/26,27/28,29/30,31/32,37/38Previous ISS Missions
- 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.
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
Information PendingOperational Protocols