Demonstration of the International Space Station Particle Database Website



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51st International Conference on Environmental Systems


NASA has continuously emphasized the importance of allowing the public to interact and engage with its missions and initiatives by using open-source data. As a result of the large dataset gathered during the International Space Station (ISS) aerosol sampling missions, the ISS Aerosol Sampling Experiment Web Application was developed. This application allows users to easily plot and visualize data from the 2016 and 2018 aerosol experiments. This tool is an open-source and public-facing website, allowing anyone to easily plot the ISS aerosol data in order to develop their own research and conclusions. This platform allows for plotting and visualization of particle composition, geometry, morphology, sampling durations, and collection locations. The tool features an elemental composition pie chart, a plot tool, and an interactive plot tool. The work presented on this paper involves a demonstration of how this Web Application was used to show the morphology of aluminum-chlorine-zirconium particles as well as the presence of lead particles on Node 3 and Node 2 of the ISS.


Nathalie Tuya, Columbia University, US
Wenyan Li, NASA Kennedy Space Center, US
Luz Calle, NASA Kennedy Space Center, US
Marit Meyer, NASA Glenn Research Center, US
Meytar Sorek-Hamer, NASA Ames Research Center, US
Irina Hallinan, Universities Space Research Association, US
ICES510: Planetary and Spacecraft Dust Properties and Mitigation Technologies
The 51st International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, US, on 10 July 2022 through 14 July 2022.


International Space Station, aerosols, air quality