biosatellite


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biosatellite

[¦bī·o′sad·əl‚īt]
(aerospace engineering)
An artificial satellite designed to contain and support humans, animals, or other living material in a reasonably normal manner for a period of time and to return safely to earth.
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Two years later, they orbited five live rats abroad a space whuttle, In 1987 and 1989, they placed equal number of rats aboard Soviet Cosmoc Biosatellite missions.
In earlier missions, these were constructed individually for Biosatellite, Cosmos, shuttle mid-deck, and other host vehicles.
Riley of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee reported findings from his research using five rats flown in the Soviet Cosmos Biosatellite 1887 last October.