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Final countdown : ready for the next ELITE S2 session on board the ISS

 

January, 14th 2013 – Everything is ready to support the next ELITE-S2 session at the Kayser Italia Support Center in Livorno (I). Two body movement analysis investigations sponsored  by the Italian Space Agency (ASI) will be executed tomorrow by the International Space Station commander Kevin Ford. They will be monitored on ground by different groups of scientists and engineers located in Rome, Milan and Livorno. Ford arrived on board of the station on October 2012 and since then he successfully executed two other sessions with ELITE-S2. The tomorrow session will be the last while on board the station, but Kevin Ford will continue to support the scientific investigation when he will return on the earth on March 2013.

 (Photo Credit NASA)

 


KuPS – Portable Pwr Supply installed and operative on ISS

 

 November, 6th 2012 – Simultaneously to the ELITE-S2 scientific session execution another Kayser Italia equipment for ISS has been installed and powered. It is the Portable Pwr Supply (also known as “KuPS”) launched with Progress 46p in January this year that was setup in the European Columbus Module.

The Portable Pwr Supply is able to convert the 120VDC from ISS to 28VDC and distribute it to up to three different payloads. Its first selected experiment has finally reached the ISS and it has been connected during a single installation session. The experiment, powered by the Portable Pwr Supply, will monitor the radiation environment of Columbus Module during the next six months.

More info on KuPS can be found here.  

 

 

 


 

More ELITE-S2 sessions on board the ISS

 

November, 6th 2012 – Another successful scientific session with ELITE-S2 has been done on board the ISS. Astronaut Kevin Ford has carried out  with superb performances the second of three scientific sessions scheduled by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). ELITE-S2, the ASI’s body movement analysis facility developed by Kayser Italia, still show high performance after 4 years of service in space. The next session for Kevin Ford is planned in January of 2013, before his reentry to earth.

 


 

ELITE-S2 Experiments on board the ISS

 

Sunday, October 28th2012 - New scientific experiments have been executed on board the International Space Station using the ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana) ELITE-S2 system for the total body movement analysis. The scientific protocols MOVE and IMAGINE-2 were prepared by the teams of Politecnico di Milano ((Prof. G. Ferrigno) and of the Centro di Biomedicina Spaziale of the Università Roma Tor Vergata - IRCCS Santa Lucia Roma (Prof. F. Lacquaniti). 

 (Image credits: NASA)

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