Biotechnological research on ISS Russian Segment

Experiment E-NOSE


Objectives:

Study of microbial contamination of materials in use on the ISS by means of a new proximate method for microorganism quantitative record and specific identification in order to assure habitat microbiological safety during long-term space flights.

Tasks:

  • assessment of Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus warneri bacterial types presence on material samples;
  • determining microbial contamination quantitative level on material samples, preferably by Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus warneri types;
  • assessment of Aspergillus versicolor and Penicillium expansum mold fungus presence on material samples;
  • determining microbial contamination quantitative level on material samples, preferably by Aspergillus versicolor and Penicillium expansum (if any);
  • determining development level of bacteria and mold fungus of the above types on some ISS RS interior and equipment surfaces.

Science Hardware Used :


E-NOSE system consisting of:

  • E-NOSE instrument;
  • power cable;
  • air tube;
  • air inlets VZ-1, VZ-2;
  • kits E-NOSE FILTERS, E-NOSE. PLOT BOARD, E-NOSE. DATA.

Expected results:

Study of bacterial and fungus microflora development on material surfaces in space flight environment.

Experiment Results:

All data obtained during measurements taken is entered in memory card SD installed in E-NOSE device. After completion of all measurement sessions, memory card SD is downlinked to the ground within E-NOSE. Data kit.
Auxiliary data on the experiment is entered in record sheet which is removed from flight documentation after performance of final space experiment operations and placed in E-NOSE. PLOT BOARD return kit.

ISS Crew


Hoshide  AkihikoHoshide
Akihiko



leg Novitskiy Novitskiy
leg



Petr Dubrov Dubrov
Petr



Mark Vande Hei Vande Hei
Mark



Robert Shane KIMBROUGH KIMBROUGH
Robert Shane



Megan McArthur McArthur
Megan



Thomas PESQUETPESQUET
Thomas