BioSentinel [NASA Ames]
BioSentinel is a planned nanosat mission by the NASA Ames Research Center project to study the damage radiation causes to living organisms in a deep-space heliocentric orbit.
BioSentinel is build to the 6U CubeSat standard. It will carry multiple cultures of a genetically modified strain of yeast that researchers have manipulated to respond to DNA damage by reproducing. Also on board are a radiation spectrometer and a dosimeter for taking radiation measurements.
BioSentinel is one of 13 cubesats planned to be carried with the Orion Artemis-1 mission into a heliocentric orbit in cis-lunar space on the maiden flight of the SLS (Block 1) iCPS launch vehicle in 2021.
|Type / Application:||Life science|
|Operator:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Contractors:||NASA Ames Research Center|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|BioSentinel||-||2022||CCK LC-39B||SLS (Block 1) iCPS||with Orion Artemis-1, CuSP, LunaH-Map, Lunar-Flashlight, Lunar-IceCube, NEA-Scout, LunIR, EQUULEUS, OMOTENASHI, ArgoMoon, Cislunar Explorer A, Cislunar Explorer B, CU-E3, Miles|