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
After 13 months of continuous operations and more than 260 GB of science data generated, science campaign for GeoFlow-2 can be considered a huge success, overpassing all expectative and giving more results than initially expected. GeoFlow-2 objective was to generate further results to check and improve numeric models of the Earth mantle. That information complements the results obtained by geological phenomena numeric simulators, confirming or ameliorating their conclusions. The experiment has investigated the flow of an incompressible viscous fluid (alkanol 1-Nonanol) held between two concentric spheres. A central force field was introduced by applying a high voltage difference ...
28 November, 2012E-USOC
The operations of COLLOID-2 experiment, carried out by E-USOC, have been completed successfully. This experiment is a follow up of SODI-COLLOID, that focused on three-dimensional photonic structures which possess appealing optical properties, making them candidates for future nano-technology. The presence of gravity increases the difficulty in the manufacture of colloidal photonic crystals structures. Therefore the researchers expect to figure out the phenomenon of aggregation eliminating that factor -i.e. studying particles interactions in microgravity conditions– in the modular instrument SODI (Selectable Optical Diagnostics Instrument) on board the ISS. Source: E-USOC This second attempt was requested by scientists to clarify the ...
21 November, 2011E-USOC
Fuente: E-USOC ESA has invited schoolchildren aged between 12 -14 years to join the Greenhouse in Space project. This experiment, carried out by the Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, consists of growing flowering plants inside two separate small greenshouses set up in the Columbus laboratory and follows their germination over a two-month period. Students on the ground will make the observations of the plants in their own mini greenhouse and compare the results with Paolo’s space experiment, by means of both recorded and live-link activity for educational events. The 5th year students from CEIP Luis Buñuel, a bilingual school located ...
25 February, 2011E-USOC
Source: ESA Last January 28th, IVIDIL was finally deinstalled, and officially successfully finished. A space experiment, from the operative point of view, is always a great challenge, since so many people from so many different working fields and specialties are involved. The intervention and commitment of quite a big number of actors from the American, Canadian and European space agencies and teams have made possible quick and effective solutions to all issues found during the preparation and execution of this experiment. E-USOC has lead the task to coordinate scientific team needs and top industry developers knowledge and experience, also ...
3 February, 2010E-USOC