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ISS Payloads Design and Operations Safety Course

 

May 3rd 2017, Livorno . Kayser Italia will host the "INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION  PAYLOADS DESIGN AND OPERATIONS SAFETY COURSE" on 23 - 26 March 2017 for the third consecutive year in Livorno. 

The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of safety requirements, procedures and processes that are used for design and operations of payloads for the International Space Station.

The instructors this year are T. Sgobba (ESA Ret. – Flight Safety Chair),P. Kirkpatrick (NASA Ret. – Ground Safety Chair) and Larry Gregg (Lead Instructor for NASA Safety Training Center).

The target audience are Safety engineers and managers, system engineers, QA personnel, project managers responsible for development, integration and operation of payloads/cargo for ISS.

For any other information please visit the program in Course Catalog (Pag. 9). To register, download the Registration Form, fill in and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 15 May 2017.

 


 

Alternanza Scuola Lavoro 2017 : Radioastronomia con il Liceo "Cecioni"

Alternanza Scuola Lavoro 2017 - 119 Aprile 2017, Livorno - Evento conclusivo del periodo di “alternanza scuola lavoro” degli studenti del Liceo Scientifico “Cecioni” presso la Kayser Italia di Livorno, quest’anno con un argomento nuovo ed affascinante : la radioastronomia.

Dopo aver ricevuto le basi di radio comunicazioni, i ragazzi sono stati introdotti alle prime misure radioastronomiche ed hanno avuto l’opportunità di effettuare vere osservazioni di corpi celesti della nostra galassia su strumenti messi loro a disposizione. 

Durante le attività i ragazzi guidati dal Prof. Luca Bracci sono stati affiancati dal personale della Kayser Italia, dall’esperto di radioastronomia ing. Andrea dell’ Immagine e supportati dalla sezione di Livorno dell’ Associazione Italiana Radioamatori. Un vero lavoro di equipe, i cui risultati verranno presentati dai ragazzi stessi oggi alle 15:00 presso la sala conferenze dell’azienda Aerospaziale livornese. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

All the Italian Science on the ISS

February 6th 2017 . With the fundamental contribute given by Italy to the realization of the International Space Station (ISS), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) has earned the access to a part of the resources on the ISS for the execution of the scientific investigations. In this context, since 2001 ASI has developed and operated more than 30 payloads and sponsored more than 70 experiments, generating  a huge number of scientific data, publications and congress papers.

With the aim to present the research results in a structured way, ASI promoted, with the industrial support of Kayser Italia, the creation of the ISPARC database (ISS Publication Archive) to collect all the scientific publications on the Human Spaceflight  programs coordinated and funded by ASI.

The access to ISPARC is now public. Using the navigation tools on the web site, anyone can have information on payloads, investigations, research categories, publications, and events. Access to the publication contents remain as defined by the authors.

More functions are available for the registered members (report download, submission of new publications, custom view of the upcoming events for the dissemination of results).

In this way ASI promotes the dissemination of the knowledge produced by the research on the ISS to the general public, as well as to improve  synergies and collaboration between research groups in scientific areas of common interest.


Ref: http://www.asi.it/it/news/la-scienza-per-tutti

 


 

VITA mission: Four italian experiments under test

Livorno, January 12th 2017, “ICARO” User Support Operations Centre, Kayser Italia, Livorno (Italy) – In the next weeks, the Kayser Italia laboratories will host the Experiment Simulation Test (EST), an important milestone toward the Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability (VITA) space mission of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), that will see four italian cell biology experiments on board the International Space Station (ISS) with the support of the astronaut Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency (ESA). During the several weeks of the test, the teams led by S. Fulle (Università di Chieti, Myogravity experiment), M. Maccarrone (Campus Biomedico Roma, SERiSM experiment), G. Ciofani (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Pontedera, NANOROS experiment), M. Lulli (Università di Firenze, CORM experiment) will recapitulates the experiments  planned during the space mission. 

Biological samples will be integrated in the Experiment Units and Containers designed and developed by Kayser Italia, kept at a transport temperature simulating the flight to the Space Station, installed in the ESA Kubik incubator and kept running for several days as requested by the scientific protocol. When the experiments will complete their timeline, they will be then kept at very low storage temperatures, simulating the stowage on board ISS before their return on Earth. Finally the experiments will be transported at controlled temperature at the investigators laboratory for the samples analysis.

The EST will prove the correctness of the experiment planning and prepare the teams to potential critical situations. Both in the EST and in the real mission, the scientific teams will be supported by the Kayser Italia Life Science team lead by Marco Vukich. All the experiments are expected to be flown on the International Space Station on June 2017.

 


 

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