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SSC 14-VII-3 BioSentinel : Monitoring DNA Damage Repair Beyond Low Earth Orbit on a 6 U Nanosatellite

  title={SSC 14-VII-3 BioSentinel : Monitoring DNA Damage Repair Beyond Low Earth Orbit on a 6 U Nanosatellite},
  author={Brian Lewis and Robert P. Hanel and Sharmila Bhattacharya and Antonio J. Ricco and Elwood F. Agasid and Debra Reiss-Bubenheim and Tore Straume and Macarena P Parra and Travis David Boone and Sergio R. Santa Maria and Ming X. Tan and Robert N. Bowman and Matt Sorgenfrei and Matthew Nehrenz and Marina Gandlin and Terry C. Lusby and Vanessa Kuroda and Craig Pires and Abraham Rademacher and Joshua and Benton and Shang-Hsin Wu and Benjamin A. Klamm and Charlie Friedericks and Colleen Hake and Edward J. Semones and Scott Wheeler and Susan Gavalas and Sarah L. Castro},
We are designing and developing a “6U” nanosatellite as a secondary payload to fly aboard NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Exploration Mission (EM) 1, scheduled for launch in late 2017. For the first time in over forty years, direct experimental data from biological studies beyond low Earth orbit (LEO) will be obtained during BioSentinel’s 12 to 18-month mission. BioSentinel will measure the damage and repair of DNA in a biological organism and compare that to information from onboard physical… 


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