USED SCIENCE HARDWARE:
Aquarius-B hardware including:
- Container for Transport / Ascent (CTA-B)
AQUARIUS-B Incubator/VITAMIN D with a set (5)
plunger boxes containing mouse osteoblastic cells
and combined in a single container.
- Container for Transport / Return (CTR-B)
Passive container required for return of a set
of B-containers with cells to the ground.
- Electronics Control Unit (ECU).
Analysis of the biological effects of heavy particle
(HZE) radiation on primary mammalian tissue in space,
in order to understand how single cells and their
environment deal with HZE impact, with a contribution
to radiation safety guidelines for human space activities
Detection and study of occurrence of different DNA
lesions (hallmarks of cancer and ageing) in space
B-Container/RAMIRIS with 5 plunger boxes containing
cultivated human fibroblasts and ECU memory card.