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International Space Station Imagery
Oleg Kotov Performs the Albedo Experiment
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ISS038-E-005022 (20 Nov. 2013) --- At a window in the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 38 commander, uses a digital camera photospectral system to perform a session for the Albedo Experiment. The experiment measures Earth's albedo, or the amount of solar radiation reflected from the surface, in the hopes to develop methods to harness the reflected radiation to supplement the station's power supply. The light reflection phenomenon is measured in units called albedo.

Curator: JSC PAO Web Team | Responsible NASA Official: Amiko Kauderer | Updated: 11/25/2013
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