SporeSat2 (SporeSat-2)

SporeSat2
Name SporeSat2 (SporeSat-2)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 3U
Status not launched, expected in 2023
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution University
Entity Academic / Education
Nation US
Oneliner

Space biology science experiment project to investigate biophysical mechanisms of plant gravity sensing.

Description

Space biology science experiment project to investigate biophysical mechanisms of plant gravity sensing using “lab-on-a-chip” experiment approach. Utilize flight proven spacecraft technologies demonstrated on prior Ames nanosatellite missions such as PharmaSat and O/OREOS. Technical objectives focus on refining current lab-on-a-chip sensor system in the development of a new CEL-C Advanced bioCD designed for the micro-satellite platform. In addition, the SporeSat payload will serve as a technology platform to evaluate new microsensor technologies for enabling future fundamental biology missions. The primary goal of the SporeSat Project is to utilize an autonomous, free-flying spacecraft to conduct scientific experiments to gain a deeper knowledge of the mechanism of plant cell gravity sensing. Realtime measurement of calcium signaling and maintenance of variable gravity treatments during the flight experiment.

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Last modified: 2022-12-29
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