High-resolutionmicroscope foruse on the ISS
Commissioned by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt [German Space and Aviation Centre] (DLR), Airbus Defence and Space develops a high-resolution microscope for use on the International Space Station (ISS). The plan is to install the optical device on a centrifuge rotor, enabling examinations of biomedical samples under various conditions of gravitational force.
RST Rostock System-Technik accompanied the project phases A (feasibility study) and B (concept phase). Within the course of concept development, our experts addressed the following items specifically:
- Electronics of the experiment block
- Electronics for the communication module (centrifuge, microscope, European data rack and ground station)
- Electronics for the power supply
- Overall system software
Currently, the project is being continued in phases C and D1 in order to prepare the experiment for use on the ISS.
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