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The temperature of astronaut bacteria will be measured with a special thermometer

Mice and fruit flies will also go into space

The MRT-2 multichannel temperature recorder was created for the Bion-M space biological laboratory No. 2, which is planned to be launched into orbit in 2024 . On board the zoo ship, mushrooms, bacteria, mice, gerbils, fruit flies, and cellular tissues will go into space for a month. Scientists will study how they survive the factors of spaceflight.

Mice and fruit flies will also go into space

A “thermometer” for measuring the temperature in containers with mushrooms and bacteria was created by scientists from Samara University. Special thermometers are created for mice and other living creatures.

The task of a multi-channel temperature recorder is to constantly monitor the temperature regime in containers with biological objects. These containers will be placed on the outer surface of the orbital laboratory, in outer space. The temperature on the surface of the spacecraft, depending on where it is located – on the sunlit side or in the shade, varies from minus 150 degrees Celsius to plus 150 degrees.

The purpose of a large biological expedition is to study the effect of cosmic radiation on living organisms. The flight will take place in a high-latitude orbit at an altitude of about 400 km. It differs from the ISS orbit. It is into this orbit that they then want to launch the Russian Orbital Station (ROS). The flight of “Bion-M” No. 2 with living organisms will help assess the safety of work at ROS.

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