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Animal Observation from Space – ICARUS

Focus Theme:
2019 Humboldt and the Web of Life

The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) scientists explore the global migration of animals. The short film focuses first on small animals such as birds, bats and fruit bats. So-called tags—tiny transmitters of less than five grams that are attached to the animals—collect information about their migratory behavior and send them to the ISS. Global animal movement data is essential in today's world and its international network to understand how to protect human health and wildlife at the same time. The results will be published in a freely accessible database. On February 13, 2018, ICARUS' receiving antenna successfully launched from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, to the ISS.

Director Details

Fabian Walker

University and General Public (17+ years)
  • Categories Non-Verbal & Science Shorts

  • Original Title Tierbeobachtung aus dem All – ICARUS
  • Produced by Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
  • Running Time 6:02 minutes
  • Country Germany
  • Year 2018

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