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TeikyoSat 3



TeikyoSat 3 is designed to study the impact of space radiation and the microgravity environment on a mold called Dictyostelium discoideum. This species of soil-living amoeba belongs to the phylum Mycetozoa and is often given the less than high-brow biological label of "slime mold." The life cycle of D. discoideum is relatively short, which allows for timely viewing of all the stages of its life.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2014-02-27
    Launch Vehicle: H-2A
    Launch Site: Tanegashima, Japan
    Mass: 20 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Unknown (Japan)


    • Life Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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