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Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV)


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Experiment Overview

This content was provided by Akiyoshi Ohmori, 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

Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV) system takes video images during orbital nights, Earth nights, lightning, auroras, cosmic showers, and other amazing events. The video images taken by SS-HDTV are recorded to SD cards, which are downlinked to the ground via data-relay satellites.

Principal Investigator(s)

  • Akiyoshi Ohmori, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan
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    Sponsoring Space Agency

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

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    ISS Expedition Duration:

    March 2011 - May 2012

    Expeditions Assigned


    Previous ISS Missions

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    Experiment Description

    Research Overview

    • With a normal HDTV camera, it is impossible to take the images of auroras and cosmic showers. Using the Super-Sensitive High Definition TV (SS-HDTV) system, it is possible to take the images from the International Space Station (ISS). Half of the ISS orbit is night, so the SS-HDTV system enables us to take the full-time images from ISS.

    • Using SS-HDTV, we will be able to record the natural phenomenon of Aurora, Lightning, Sprites, Airglow, Meteor Shower, etc.

    • Many people will have an interest of the universe by broadcasting recorded videos of SS-HDTV.


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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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    Information provided by the investigation team to the ISS Program Scientist's Office.
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