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  1. Operation preparation

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    November 17, 2010

    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.  

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  2. National and multilateral framework

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    February 10, 2011

    In a national and multilateral framework, CADMOS prepares and operates research experiments in microgravity, developed either by CNES or under a bilateral agreement in the priority fields defined by the French scientific community: for instance CARDIOMED with Russia and DECLIC with NASA.

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  3. History of CADMOS

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    September 30, 2010

    Since 1982, one of the missions of CNES has been the monitoring of space scientific and technical experiments during manned flights (Mir, space shuttle, ISS). CADMOS was created in 1993 for this purpose. This history is mentioning activities that require an environment in microgravity. It can only be possible with international space cooperation.

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