Transport Environment Monitor Packages (TEM) - 08.27.15

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ISS Science for Everyone

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.
 
Science Results for Everyone
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 Hayato Ohkuma, 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

OpNom:

Principal Investigator(s)
Mitsuyo Masukawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tokyo, Japan

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
Information Pending

Developer(s)
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Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Sponsoring Organization
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Research Benefits
Information Pending

ISS Expedition Duration 1
September 2010 - September 2012; September 2013 - March 2014

Expeditions Assigned
25/26,27/28,29/30,31/32,37/38

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.

Description
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Applications

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
N/A

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Operations

Operational Requirements
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Operational Protocols
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Results/More Information

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