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TeikyoSat 3

TeikyoSat 3 [Teikyou University]

TeikyoSat 3 (Microbial Observation Satellite) is a small life science satellite built by Teikyou University.

TeikyoSat 3 is designed to study the impact of space radiation and the microgravity environment on a mold called Dictyostelium discoideum. This species of soil-living amoeba belongs to the phylum Mycetozoa and is often given the less than high-brow biological label of "slime mold." The life cycle of D. discoideum is relatively short, which allows for timely viewing of all the stages of its life.

TeikyoSat 3 was launched on Japan's H-2A-202 booster in 2014, and rode along with the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) main satellite.

Nation: Japan
Type, Application: Life science
Operator: Teikyou University
Contractors: Teikyou University
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: 20 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
TeikyoSat 3 2014-009E 27.02.2014 Ta YLP-1 H-2A-202 with GPM-Core, STARS 2, ShindaiSat, KSAT 2, OPUSAT, INVADER, ITF 1