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The Performance of a Miniature Plant Cultivation System Designed for Space Flight Application
Author and Affiliation:
Heyenga, Gerard(BioServe Space Technologies, Boulder, CO, United States)
Kliss, Mark(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Blackford, Cameron(Science and Technology Corp., United States)
Abstract: Constraints in both launch opportunities and the availability of in-flight resources for Shuttle and Space Station life science habitat facilities has presented a compelling impetus to improve the operational flexibility, efficiency and miniaturization of many of these systems. Such advances would not only invigorate the level of research being conducted in low Earth orbit but also present the opportunity to expand life science studies to outer space and planetary bodies. Work has been directed towards the development of a miniature plant cultivation module (PCM) capable of supporting the automated and controlled growth and spectral monitoring of small plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana. This paper will present data on the operational performance and efficiency of the cultivation module, and the extent to which such a system may be used to support plant growth studies in low Earth orbit and beyond.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2005
Document ID:
20050157854
(Acquired Apr 13, 2005)
Subject Category: SPACE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: 35th International Conference on Environmental Systems; 11-14 Jul. 2005; Rome; Italy
Contract/Grant/Task Num: 131-20-10
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: BioServe Space Technologies; Boulder, CO, United States
NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CULTIVATION; MINIATURIZATION; PLANTS (BOTANY); SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; SPACE FLIGHT; LOW EARTH ORBITS; FLEXIBILITY; VEGETATION GROWTH
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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