Name BioSentinel
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (Update on official NASA page from 2022-12-19 as of 2022-12-24)
Launched 2022-11-16
NORAD ID ? (Not yet catalogued and tracked?)
Deployer CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]
Launcher SLS (Space Launch System) (Artemis-1)
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US

Developing deep space CubeSat technologies and radiation biosensor to gauge DNA damage and repair beyond LEO.


Radiation Biosensor to Gauge DNA Damage and Repair Beyond Low Earth Orbit. • Develop a deep space nanosat capability • Develop a radiation biosensor useful for other missions • Define & validate SLS secondary payload interfaces and accommodations for a biological payload * Linear Energy Transfer (LET) Spectrometer * Total Ionizing Dose (TID) Dosimeter
* Quantify DNA damage from space radiation environment. Correlate biologic response with – Linear Energy Transfer (LET) and Total Ionizing Dose (TID) data. Yeast assay uses microfluidic arrays to monitor for DSBs.

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Keywords Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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