PharmaSat 1 Satellite

PharmaSat 1
Satellite name PharmaSat 1 (GeneSat-2)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status Reentry 2012-08-14. Was operational until 2009-XX-XX. Beacon was turned off on 2009-06-15. Lost S-band contact before.
Launched 2009-05-19
NORAD ID 35002
Deployer P-POD (Poly-Picosatellite Orbital Deployer)
Launcher Minotaur I
Entity name NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Country US
Launch brokerer Cal Poly, ?
Partners Santa Clara University

Controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems.


Contains a controlled environment micro-laboratory packed with sensors and optical systems that can detect the growth, density and health of yeast cells and transmit that data to scientists for analysis on Earth. Optical sensor system to detect the health and size of the yeast populations; a microfluidics system consisting of an eight-by-four inch plastic card with 48 small holes, or “fluidics microwells,” which house four separate sample groups of yeast, and a network of small tubes to feed the yeast simple sugars and dose them with an antifungal agent; and a miniature environmental control and power control system.

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