Operation preparation involves:
Contributing to the selection and providing advice on the experiment’s feasibility.
Designing and developing additional equipment, if necessary.
Receiving, testing, installing and, if necessary, connecting to the control room the instruments entrusted by ESA or CNES.
Drawing up in-flight and ground operating procedures corresponding to scientific protocols.
Managing interfaces with operational teams preparing the missions (safety, negotiating of the necessary resources).
Providing support to the training of crews at EAC (European Astronaut Centre, Cologne), in Russia and in the United States for scientific racks, instruments and experiments.
Training of the CADMOS teams responsible for operations.
Delivering the experiment to the agencies involved before the launch.
Contributing to the collection of monitoring data (BDC, Baseline Data Collection) for astronauts, on site (Star City in Russia, Johnson Space Center, JSC, in the USA, European Astronaut Center, EAC, in Germany) and before the flight establishing benchmarks against flight tests.