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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The first successful in-orbit plant experiments were flown on Biosatellite II, a free-flying platform that was placed in orbit for three days in 1967 and returned to Earth by parachute.
He became a leading consultant on the 1969 Biosatellite 3 project which sent a pig-tailed monkey called Bonnie into space.
Scientists working for the Mars Gravitational Biosatellite programme in the US have designed a one-metre spacecraft that will spin to create the conditions found on Mars.