TeikyoSat 3 [Teikyo University]
TeikyoSat 3 (Microbial Observation Satellite) is a small life science satellite built by Teikyo 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.
|Type / Application:||Life science|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Orbit:||384 km × 393 km, 65.02°|
|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|