Cube Sat will be a carry living organisms around Moon to the perform first bio experiment.
The shoe box-sized Cube Sat will be a carry yeast around in the Moon to study in the effects of the long-duration space travel on a living organisms.
The shoe box-sized satellite will be a carry microorganisms in the form of the yeast
The probe will be a monitor in the vital signs of the yeast
It will be a study yeast cell growth and metabolic activity
As a NASA prepares in the Space Launch in a System (S L S) to the liftoff on it is a inaugural flight around in the Moon, before humans board it, about 10 satellites will be hitch a ride into a lunar orbit. Among them is a Bio Sentinel — a Cube Sat — that will be a perform in the first long-duration biology experiment around in the Moon.
The shoe box-sized satellite will be a carry microorganisms in the form of the yeast to understand in the health risks posed by a long-duration travel in a deep space. The experiments are aimed at the filling in the gap in a data that could provide key insights and set in a motion plans to the send humans to the Mars in the future.
“Bio Sentinel is the first of its kind. It will be a carry living organisms farther into a space than ever before. That is a really cool!” Matthew Napoli, Bio Sentinel project manager, said in a statement.
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WHAT WILL BE A BIO-SENTINEL DO?
The probe will be monitor in the vital signs of the yeast to see how they are fare when exposed to the deep space radiation. It will be study yeast cell growth and metabolic activity after a exposure to a high-radiation environment beyond a low-Earth orbit.
It is to be a noted that space radiation is one of the most dangerous things outside in the planet that affects at a nano scale. These high-energy galactic cosmic rays and bursts of the solar particles can be a wreak havoc on a electronics and living cells alike.
The spacecraft will be a deployed within a hours after launch as the Space Launch in Aa System opens up its fairing and pushes in the Orion spacecraft on its way to the Moon. Bio Sentinel itself will be swing past in the Moon, a few days later. Once around in the Moon, a week-long yeast study will be begin.
The spacecraft has been a equipped with a novel biosensor, which is a miniature biotechnology laboratory are designed to the measure how living yeast cells respond to the long-term exposure to the space radiation. The satellite has been a designed in a way that it allows in the controlled flow of the extremely small volumes of the liquids and provides a habitat for a yeast.
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NASA said that in the decision behind sending a yeasts around in the Moon for the experiment was a taken because yeast cells have a similar biological mechanisms to the human cells. Meanwhile, it has a similar DNA damage and repair mechanism as a humans.
Therefore, scrutinizing yeast in a space will be help better understand in the risks of the space radiation to the humans and other biological organisms.
NASA has said that the Artemis-I mission, in the test mission to the verify all the systems are working for a humans to the climb atop, will be a launched on August 29 in a tow hour launch window.
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