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Biosatellite 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 1969-056A

Description

Biosatellite 3 was flown to conduct intensive experiments to evaluate the effects of weightlessness with a pigtail monkey on board. The spacecraft deorbited after 9 days because the monkey's metabolic condition was deteriorating rapidly. The monkey expired 8 hours after the spacecraft recovery, presumably from a massive heart attack brought on by dehydration.

Alternate Names

  • Biosatellite-D
  • 04000

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1969-06-29
Launch Vehicle: Delta
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, United States
Mass: 1546.0 kg

Funding Agency

  • NASA-Office of Space Science Applications (United States)

Discipline

  • Life Science

Additional Information

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

 
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