Educational & Humanitarian projects on ISS Russian Segment

Bug Energy Experiment

Experiment Bug Energy is a part of the scientific research program to be conducted by ESA astronaut of the Dutch nationality Andre Kuipers onboard the ISS RS in the frame of DSM Delta Project. The European Space Agency is a customer of the preparation and implementation of the research program.


Recording of influences of microgravity on the output of bacterial fuel cells.


Measurement of current, voltage and temperatures in the experimental fuel cells in the course of the experiment in microgravity.

Science Hardware Used:

BugEnergy Launch Container consisting of:

  • Fuel cells (2) filled with biological and chemical materials;
  • Electronic device;
  • Data logger.

Support Equipment:

  • Camera Nikon Coolpix 5400;
  • Camcorder DSR PD-150P.

Experiment Results:

Current, voltage and temperatures recorded by the data logger, as well as photo- and video materials demonstrating the hardware operation.