AQH Microscope Checkout (AQH Microscope Checkout) - 11.30.16

Overview | Description | Applications | Operations | Results | Publications | Imagery

ISS Science for Everyone

Science Objectives for Everyone
The Microscope Observation System is a remotely controllable microscope used for various biological experiments. During Inc.53/54, Confocal System will be launched and checked out for addition of a confocal observation function to the Microscope Observation System.
Science Results for Everyone
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The following content was provided by Fumiaki Tanigaki, 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

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Principal Investigator(s)

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Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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Developer(s)
JAXA TKSC Space Environment Utilization Center, Tsukuba, Japan

Sponsoring Space Agency
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Sponsoring Organization
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Research Benefits
Earth Benefits, Scientific Discovery

ISS Expedition Duration
March 2013 - September 2013; September 2015 - March 2016

Expeditions Assigned
35/36,45/46

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
The Confoca System is to be checked for possible signs of physical damage upon arrival at ISS. Then, the Confocal System will be assembled with the Microscope Observation System and undergo mechanical, electrical, and thermal testing in a functional checkout, to ensure those systems exhibit proper functional operation. A checkout of the Microscope with the Confocal System must be accomplished before science operations begin.

Description
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Applications

Space Applications
The Microscope with the Confocal System will support various life science experiments on the ISS, especially for real-time imaging on board.

Earth Applications
The Microscope with the Confocal System will support various life science experiments on ISS in which the results will provide benefits to human on Earth.

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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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Related Websites

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Imagery

image System Configuration in MSPR WV. Image courtesy of JAXA.
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AQH Micrscope. Image courtesy of JAXA.

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image System Configuration on MWA. Image courtesy of JAXA.
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