USED FLIGHT HARDWARE:
- KUBIK incubator with BIK containers (8);
- Soft pouch for return of BIK containers
Develop a biotechnological system for the removal of gaseous and
airborne contaminants originating in confined atmospheres.
Compare bacteria parameters in lag phase, degradation rate and biomass
yield between space and ground experiments.
BIK return containers.
- Test the hypothesis that altered bacterial cell growth in
microgravity is the result of absence of differential sedimentation
of cells and excreted intermediate metabolites
- Determine growth parameters and second to measure growth parameters
of Xanthobacter autotrophicus, a candidate bacteria for use in
a biological air filter.