biosatellite


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biosatellite

A little-used term for an orbiting spacecraft with a life support system.
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In Biosatellite 3, the monkey was sent into orbit to investigate brain states, behavioural performance and metabolic state.
Scientists working for the Mars Gravitational Biosatellite programme in the US have designed a one-metre spacecraft that will spin to create the conditions found on Mars.
carota), for an experiment destined to be carried out in November 1975 on the Soviet biosatellite Cosmos 782 (see Krikorian & Steward, 1978, 1979; Krikorian, 1991).