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Cadmos for Mares

9 Sep 2015, 08:53 UTC
Cadmos for Mares
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ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen working on Mares on flight day 8. Credits: ESA/Col-CC cam
This blog entry was translated from French, the original is published after the English translation below:
Cadmos is a User Operations and Control centre that will be working on today’s Mares experiment. Its objectives are to define, develop and realise experiments in weightlessness. To do this Cadmos has a number of resources on ground: laboratories, ground models, control centres, networking with other control centres, all dedicated to the scientific programmes of France’s space agency CNES or for ESA.
To prepare for operations Cadmos follows the development of an experiment from its first feasibility study to the editing its documentation, testing materials and formulating flight procedures up to the execution in orbit. Once an experiment is in space, Cadmos is responsible for operational support from a special control room in the Toulouse space centre, France.
Cadmos. Copyright : CNES/GRIMAULT Emmanuel, 2013
Cadmos is connected to other control centres that are dedicated to the International Space Station in Europe, USA and Russia. When running an experiment in orbit a Cadmos operator is the first point of contact between the astronauts and the technical and scientific specialists to answer ...

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