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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
EXPERIMENTS AND RESEARCHES
SCIENCE RESEARCH ON ISS RUSSIAN SEGMENT
BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EXPERIMENT
SPC EXPERIMENT
Originators of the space experiment: University of Port Elizabeth,
Republic of South Africa,
Max Planck Biochemistry Institute, Germany

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SPC experiment is included in the scientific program of South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth and is a constituent part of the Russian Program for Implementation of Scientific and Technological Research Planned for the Fourth Manned Expedition ISS-4.


SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT USED:

  • CPCF-2 module
    for accommodating 8 experimental reactors, where the processes of protein preparation growth are implemented;
  • thermal insulation container
    for passive thermostatting CPCF-2 during delivery and return to Earth;
  • activation mechanism
    for activating/deactivating crystallization processes in experimental reactors placed inside a sealed CPCF-2 module.

SUPPORT EQUIPMENT:

  • Camera NIKON F5.

CONSUMABLES:

  • 35-mm film.
 

THE OBJECTIVE:

Obtaining crystals of soluble proteins FcgIII and FcgeII with a highly perfect crystal structure.

THE TASK:

Obtaining high-quality protein monocrystals that are needed for ground X-ray structure analysis with high resolution.

EXPECTED RESULTS:

The result of the space experiment is a CPCF-2 module with crystals grown in zero gravity. X-ray structure analysis of protein crystals obtained in space flight (in zero-gravity environment) will be used in developing in developing a new generation of drugs.

 

 

 

 

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