On April 2, the Dragon spacecraft launched on the ISS, taking the Atmosphere-Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM) as a payload.
A set of tools installed in the cargo hold of the ship will search for high-altitude electrical discharges associated with stormy weather conditions. This is the first time that a set of sensitive cameras, light sensors and X-ray detectors will be engaged in the study of the internal anomaly of luminous phenomena in the upper layer of the earth's atmosphere. In addition, it is planned to find a connection with bursts of high-energy radiation.
Dragon will dock with the station on April 4th. The monitor must be installed on April 13 outside the European laboratory Columbus. Further verification of its functionality will take a month.