Initial stage of Biodegradation and Biodeterioration in Space (Biodegradatsia-1 (Biodegradation-1)) - 08.05.15

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Science Objectives for Everyone
Biodegradation investigates the initial stages of the biodegrading and biodeterioration of surfaces of structural materials used in the ISS. These samples will help us understand what microorganisms are present on ISS and will help develop effective methods of protecting spacecraft surfaces such as new coatings and advanced biocides. The collected samples will be returned to Earth for detailed microbial analysis.
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The following content was provided by T. A. Alekhova, Tatiana Anatolievna Alyokhova, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
T. A. Alekhova, Russia
Tatiana Anatolievna Alyokhova, Biology Department of Moscow State University, Russia

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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Developer(s)
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Sponsoring Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)

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Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
June 2002 - December 2002

Expeditions Assigned
5

Previous ISS Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview
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Description
Development of biological safety assurance techniques for spacecraft based on the investigation of initial stages of colonization of surfaces of structural materials of habitation modules and SC external surfaces by various microorganisms.

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Applications

Space Applications
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Earth Applications
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Operations

Operational Requirements
Biosamples kit, camera

Operational Protocols
Take samples of different areas around ISS and put them in the Biosamples kit for return to Earth.

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Results/More Information

Acquisition of new integrated data on colonization dynamics for various material surfaces, composition and structure of biological layers, destructive properties of their microorganisms, their sensitivity to various biocydes, that will allow to choose more advanced approaches for inhibition of harmful activity of destructive microorganisms, and purposefully proceed to development of effective methods of protecting SC structural and decorative materials against biological corrosion and biological damages.

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Related Websites
Energia - Science Research on the ISS Russian Segment

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Imagery

image A biosamples kit. Image courtesy of FSA.
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