QBITO, the first Cubesat by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid was deployed last Thursday 25th of May, from the International Space Station (ISS). This Cubesat will study the lower thermosphere during the next 6 months as part of the European project QB50. The QB50 mission consists of a network of 36 CubeSats that will study the properties of the lower thermosphere. QBITO was deployed from the ISS at an initial circular orbit of 420 km altitude and 51° inclination. Due to atmospheric drag, ...
29 May, 2017E-USOC
Seedling Growth-3 is the third part of the Seedling Growth Experiment series, using the plant Arabidopsis thaliana to investigate the effects of gravity on the cellular signaling mechanisms of light sensing in plants (phototropism), and to investigate cell growth and proliferation responses to light stimulation under microgravity conditions. The investigation also seeks to determine: the red light effect on blue-light-based phototropism and its effects the alterations in red-light-based phototropism of plants defective in essential components of auxin transport or ...
18 May, 2017E-USOC
After a year of intense work, both teams from E-USOC have come back with a big amount of promising results and a magnificent experience. “We are really satisfied with the work done and, despite of last minute problems and some unexpected surprises, we are pleased with the outcomes”, both teams asseverate. Images from the ...
10 January, 2017E-USOC
SODI-DCMIX experiment continues with a new science campaign. SODI was comfortably stowed in Columbus while other experiments did their duties in MSG and now it is SODI´s time again! Astronaut Kate Rubins (#AstroKate) brought SODI and DCMIX cells back from their inactivity and started the installation. After an almost 3 hour set up activity, Kate managed to put all things together and woke SODI up again. Silent space radiation could have damaged SODI software during its ...
26 September, 2016E-USOC
As a gateway to space, the European Space Agency (ESA) promotes educational an scientific programs that provide benefits to European an worldwide citizens. The Fly Your Thesis! Program by the European Space Agency ‘s Educational Program is one of them. After a period of inactivity, it will be back to provide the opportunity for master and PhD students to try their experiments in a microgravity environment. Gravity is the great force of nature that ...
10 February, 2016E-USOC