Russia launches ‘Noah’s Ark’ satellite for space biology research

Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos launched an orbital Noah’s Ark to examine the consequences of spaceflight on animals to set up for human interplanetary flights. Bion-M1 is the world’s only returnable satellite committed to biological research. The satellite is proposed at biological research in space and for interplanetary flights in future.

On board for a 30-day flight are 45 mice, 8 Mongolian gerbils, 15 geckos, snails and containers with several microorganisms and plants. The satellite’s inhabitants will be the subject of more than 70 physiological, morphological, genetic and molecular-biological experiments.Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos launched an orbital Noah’s Ark to study the effects of spaceflight on animals to prepare for human interplanetary flights. Bion-M1 is the world’s only returnable satellite dedicated to biological research. The satellite is aimed at biological research in space and for interplanetary flights in future.

Bion-M1 is a Russian space mission and is a part of the Bion series ( also named Biocosmos) of spaceflights.

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