European Space Agency-Education Payload Operations-Convection-Cristoforetti (ESA-EPO-Cristoforetti) - 11.22.16

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ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
ESA's International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight and the 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, importance of space for Europe, and as a member of a global economy.
Science Results for Everyone
Initiation of this investigation has been affected by the loss of the Orbital-3 launch vehicle and mission in October 2014.

The following content was provided by Elisabeth Celton, Nigel D. Savage, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Information provided courtesy of the Erasmus Experiment Archive.
Experiment Details

OpNom:

Principal Investigator(s)
Elisabeth Celton, ESTEC HSO-K, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Nigel D. Savage, ESTEC HSO-K, Noordwijk, Netherlands

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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Developer(s)
European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands

Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)

Sponsoring Organization
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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
September 2014 - September 2015

Expeditions Assigned
41/42,43/44

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
Educational activities during Samantha Cristoforetti’s on-orbit stay (Increment 42/43):

  • EPO Scripts - various educational demonstrations to be performed with no dedicated uploaded hardware.
  • EPO Spirulina (name tbc) - dedicated hardware for demonstration of photosynthesis, O2 production, N2 recycling and biomass production for consumption using Arthrospira (no actual consumption intended). Educational target group 12-16. Communication of MELiSSA project and ARTEMISS to also feature.
  • ZeroRobotics - SPHERES operations for educational activity mid-January 2015.

Description
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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
The need for education in an ever-increasing knowledge based society is without question and education forms a fundamental part of the mandate of the European Space Agency (ESA). The Agency is conscious that it can play a significant role in contributing to a scientifically literate and aware society, and that it has both a responsibility and a vested interest in doing so. The International Space Station (ISS) Education Programme makes use of human spaceflight, and the 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 and as a member of a global economy.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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