Biotechnological research on ISS US Segment

Promiss-2 Experiment


PROMISS-2 experiment is a part of the science research program to be performed aboard the ISS RS by Pedro Duque, ESA astronaut of Spanish nationality in the frame of the CERVANTES Project and continued PROMISS experiment performed under the ODISSEA Project. The European Space Agency is a customer for the preparation and implementation of the scientific program.



The experiment is conducted in MSG on US Segment.

Objective:

Study of protein growth processes in microgravity conditions by using a counter-diffusion crystallisation technique.

Tasks:

  • Measurement of the parameters of the growing protein crystals.
  • Study of the composition changes (depletion zone) of liquid around the growing protein crystals.
  • Use of a holographic microscope for optical investigation of crystal growth mechanisms in microgravity conditions.

Science Hardware Used:

  • PROMISS-2 Experiment box with the digital holographic microscope;
  • PROMISS-2 Kit 1 with electronic box and cables;
  • PROMISS-2 Kit 2 including a clamp and a disk with 6 reactors.

Consumables:

  • PROMISS-2 Kit 3 including mini DV videotapes and PCMCIA cards.

Experiment Results:

Biomaterials to be returned from the ISS RS, as well as video tapes and mini DV and mictrodrive.

ISS Crew


PARMITANO Luka PARMITANO
Luka



KOCH Christina  KOCH
Christina



SKVORTSOV Alexandr SKVORTSOV
Alexandr



MORGAN   Andrew MORGAN
Andrew



  SKRIPOCHKA
Oleg



   MEIR
Jessica