The Education Payloads Operation for the education consists of various activities which attract attention concerning Japanese manned space flight activities, and to gain support from the Japanese community regarding future manned space exploration.
(JAXA EPO10/BLUE EARTH GAZING)
BLUE EARTH GAZING was inspired by OTSUKIMI which is a Japanese traditional custom to see the moon. Japanese people enjoy the moon vewing in their own way; for example, the way to see the reflected images of the moon on the surface of a river. BLUE EARTH GAZING will see the earth through its reflected images on the surface of the water, and will suggest the new way to enjoy the earth vewing.
JAXA REPORT is an activity to write report in Japanese concerning ISS ordinary life to attract attention for manned space activity to gain support for future manned space exploration from Japanese public.
(JAXA EPO 10/Try Zero-G)
The purpose of JAXA EPO Try Zero-G Experiment is to enhance publicís interest in physical phenomena in Space. The experiment themes are spin body, exercise, fold clothes and other simple activities. These experiments appearance is recorded with the G1 Camcorder and down-linked for the purpose of science study.
(JAXA EPO 10/EduCon)
This activity is to shoot the educational activity demonstoration in space, etc. These experiment appearance is recorded with the G1 Camcorder and down-linked for the purpose of science study.
(JAXA EPO 10 / VIDEO)
This activity is to shoot ISS tour, introduction of Kiboexperiments, life in space, etc. to show life in space for children and public to have their support for manned-space exploration.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)Sponsoring Organization
Information PendingISS Expedition Duration
September 2012 - March 2013
33/34Previous ISS Missions
JAXA EPO has several missions but each mission is one time only.
JAXA Education Payload Observation (EPO) includes artistic experiments and cultural activities. JAXA implements these activities to enlighten the general public about microgravity utilization and human space flight. JAXA understands that ISS/JEM is useful not only for scientists and engineers but also for writers, poets, teachers, artists, etc.
To persue the development of global citienry and expanding the future of mankind by promoting space utilization.Earth Applications
To persue the development of global citienry and expanding the future of mankind by promoting space utilization.And also, To create new value by conducting artisitic experiments and cultural activites.
During the experiment, JEM internal camera is required to support the experiment from ground. In order to protect Principal Investigators' idea and copy rights, any still images and video including JEM Internal camera, which are taken during the experiment, must be proprieatry.Operational Protocols
The experiment is recorded by G1 and will the recorded tapes will be retreaved to the ground.
Since JAXA EPO is one time only mission, there is no on-orbit sessions has be done. Six month after the experiment, Principal Investigators will make his/her work of art and exhibit them at such as museum.