Technical Evaluation of Thermal and Fluid Control in the Cell Culture Module (Technical Evaluation of Thermal and Fluid Control in the Cell Culture Module) - 12.20.17

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Science Objectives for Everyone
Technical Evaluation of Thermal and Fluid Control in the Cell Culture Module analyzes components involving fluidic movement, fluid cooling, and fluid incubation systems. The investigation evaluates the Space Tango Cell Culture Module.
Science Results for Everyone
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Experiment Details

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Principal Investigator(s)
Twyman S. Clements, M.S., Space Tango, Lexington, KY, United States

Co-Investigator(s)/Collaborator(s)
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Developer(s)
Space Tango, Inc., Lexington, KY, United States

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
National Laboratory (NL)

Research Benefits
Earth Benefits, Scientific Discovery

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Expeditions Assigned
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Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • The Space Tango Payload Card Technical Evaluation of Thermal and Fluid Control in the Cell Culture Module is a preliminary test of three core components of Space Tango’s standard Cell Culturing Module.
  • The main objective of the experiment is to evaluate the functionality of individual and systemic payload components during the course of the mission.
  • The fluidic movement, fluid cooling, and fluid incubation systems are tested on this mission.

Description
The Technical Evaluation of Thermal and Fluid Control in the Cell Culture Module is a preliminary test of three core components of Space Tango’s standard Cell Culturing Module. The main objective of the experiment is to evaluate the functionality of individual and systemic payload components during the mission. The fluidic movement, fluid cooling, and fluid incubation systems are tested. Payload objectives include control of fluidic movement, cooling fluids to 4°C, and incubating fluids at 37°C.

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Applications

Space Applications
The Space Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

Earth Applications
The Earth Application for this investigation has yet to be identified.

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Operations

Operational Requirements and Protocols
Science is contained in a 2U CubeLab attached to Payload Card-5 for soft-stow ascent and return. The science is to operate in the TangoLab. The crew installs the payload card into the TangoLab, where autonomous operations occur and are then removed and stowed in the hardware for return. The Payload Card is returned after the completion of the mission on the next available return vehicle (same vehicle as ascent is preferred) and turned over upon return to the Space Tango/Principal Investigator team.

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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