SODI-DCMIX experiment continues with a new science campaign. SODI was comfortably stowed in Columbus while other experiments did their duties in MSG and now it is SODI´s time again! Astronaut Kate Rubins (#AstroKate) brought SODI and DCMIX cells back from their inactivity and started the installation. After an almost 3 hour set up activity, Kate managed to put all things together and woke SODI up again. Silent space radiation could have damaged SODI software during its rest and that´s why USB recovery was prepared and launched to the Station on 18 July. However, this was not the case since SODI started ...
26 September, 2016E-USOC
The SODI-DCMIX2 experiment aims to study the diffusion coefficients of ternary fluid mixtures samples in a microgravity environment. In specific, in different petroleum field samples and refine petroleum reservoir models, to help lead to more efficient extraction of oil resources. Development and validation of the on-board procedures and automatic scripts, planning of the on-board activities, remote control and monitoring of the payload, troubleshooting of anomalies in a quick and agile way, data retrieval and dissemination to the scientific community, have been some of the tasks carried on by E-USOC in this project, for which there has been a tight coordination and collaboration ...
19 February, 2014E-USOC
Since the first system activation of the Microgravity Science Glovebox for SODI-IVIDIL on October 5th, the completion of the whole set of runs with the cell array #1 have been sucessfully performed, including some additional re-runs of the experiment. Source: NASA Today, astronaut Bob successfully achieved the SODI-IVIDIL cell array and flash disk exchange activity. After the comissioning, some pictures were taken to check that everything was nominal on the experiment and the optics. E-USOC team is ready to support operations with this new cell array, whose beginning is scheduled on December 1st. So far, we’re very pleased about the evolution of these ...
28 November, 2009E-USOC