Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment KAF


Carrying out crystallization with gene-engineering molecular complexes Caf 1M and Caf 1 with synthetic peptide under zero-gravity conditions.


Development tests of best crystallization conditions and production of crystals of proteins Caf1 and complex Caf1M with synthetic peptide Caf1 under flight conditions.

Science Hardware Used :

  • Luch-2 equipment accommodating multipurpose crystallization cassettes


  • Thermal insulating container Biokont-T
    for transportation of the Luch-2 equipment
  • Temperature-stable container AQUA 01

Experiment Results:

The crystals grown under space flight conditions in multipurpose crystallization cassettes returned to Earth for a subsequent X-ray crystal analysis.

Expected Results:

The experimental investigation will enable to develop biologically active substances (cytokinins and protective antigens) for medicine and veterinary medicine.