Phase 2

Preliminary flight experiments

The awareness that biological processes will be influenced by the space environment implies that the validity of the engineering phase currently being followed for MELiSSA requires the quantification of these effects.
For this purpose, in parallel with phase 1, several activities, such as MASK (Microgravity Analysis of Spirulina Kinetics), BIORAT, FEMME (First Extraterrestrial Man Made Ecosystem), and MESSAGE (Microbial Experiment in Space Station About Gene Expression), have been initiated to qualify and quantify these 'space effects'.
Last update: 22 November 2007

In depth

 •  Phase 2 projects (http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Melissa/SEM2TBV681F_0.html)