LSO: Lightening and Sprites Observations

Observation of sprites from the International Space Station (ISS)

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Launch: Oct. 2001 – Andromede mission (Astronaut Claudie Haignerée)

Longest experiment onboard the ISS, used by numerous missions

Complete imaging system (2 micro-cameras, mechanics with filter holding, high-speed interface, power supply to the ISS, dedicated software)


LSO Imaging System in operation on-board the ISS (courtesy CEA)

Images of sprites obtained with LSO (credits CEA)