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Activation and Test Downlink of HDTV System (JAXA-HDTV)


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Experiment Overview

This content was provided by J. Yoshikawa, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.

Information provided courtesy of the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Brief Summary

Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency - Activation and Test Downlink of HDTV System (JAXA-HDTV) uses a high definition video (HDV) camcorder to capture high definition (HD) images. The HD images are transmitted to ground teams using the Ku-Band on ISS.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • J. Yoshikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, Japan
  • Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)

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    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Tsukuba, , Japan

    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

    Sponsoring Organization

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    ISS Expedition Duration:

    April 2008 - October 2009

    Expeditions Assigned


    Previous ISS Missions

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • High Definition images of activities onboard the International Space Station are downlinked real-time to the ground teams using the Ku-Band.

    • The availability of high quality images along with real-time data gives investigators an opportunity to observe their experiments in a way that might lead to a higher data yield.


    JAXA-HDTV system transmits the HD (High Definition) picture to the ground through HRDL (Ku-Band) with HDV format camcorder. Prior to utilization operations, the hardware shall be activated and be tested in order to check the system and to verify procedures of real-time downlink.

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    Space Applications

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    Earth Applications

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    Operational Requirements

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    Operational Protocols

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    Results/More Information

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    Related Websites
  • High Definition Television Camera Experiment (HDTV)
  • The information on this web page was duplicated from information provided by JAXA. Please visit the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo Experiments to learn more about this payload and others.
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    Information provided by the investigation team to the ISS Program Scientist's Office.
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