BioRock: new experiments and hardware to investigate microbe-mineral interactions in space

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  • Claire-Marie Loudon, Univ Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, UK Ctr Astrobiol, Sch Phys & Astron
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  • Natasha Nicholson, Univ Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, UK Ctr Astrobiol, Sch Phys & Astron
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  • Kai Finster
  • Natalie Leys, SCK CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Microbiol Unit, Belgian Nucl Res Ctr
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  • Bo Byloos, Univ Ghent, Ghent University, Fac Bioengn, CMET
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  • Rob Van Houdt, SCK CEN, Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Microbiol Unit, Belgian Nucl Res Ctr
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  • Petra Rettberg, German Aerosp Ctr DLR, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Helmholtz Association, Radiat Biol Dept, Inst Aerosp Med
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  • Ralf Moeller, German Aerosp Ctr DLR, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Helmholtz Association, Radiat Biol Dept, Inst Aerosp Med
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  • Felix M. Fuchs, German Aerosp Ctr DLR, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Helmholtz Association, Radiat Biol Dept, Inst Aerosp Med
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  • Rene Demets, European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk
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  • Jutta Krause, European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk
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  • Marco Vukich, Kayser Italia Srl
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  • Alessandro Mariani, Kayser Italia Srl
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  • Charles Cockell, Univ Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, UK Ctr Astrobiol, Sch Phys & Astron

In this paper, we describe the development of an International Space Station experiment, BioRock. The purpose of this experiment is to investigate biofilm formation and microbe-mineral interactions in space. The latter research has application in areas as diverse as regolith amelioration and extraterrestrial mining. We describe the design of a prototype biomining reactor for use in space experimentation and investigations on in situ Resource Use and we describe the results of pre-flight tests.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Astrobiology
Vol/bind17
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)303-313
Antal sider11
ISSN1473-5504
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StatusUdgivet - okt. 2018

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