BioSentinel Flight Software version 4A1 is scheduled for release April 20th, 2017. The major purposes of this release are to: 1) Support Integration and Testing (I&T) hardware device testing, 2) Baseline the power system flight software, 3) Add additional Attitude Determination & Control System (ADCS) software features, and 4) Integrate the flight software with the BioSensor payload. This release will be used for engineering development unit I&T test flow.
BACKGROUND: The BioSentinel mission is one of the secondary payloads to fly on the Space Launch System’s (SLS) first Exploration Mission (EM-1). The primary objective of BioSentinel is to develop a biosensor using a simple model organism (the saccharomyeces cerevisiae strain of yeast is being used) to detect, measure, and correlate with other measurements the impact of space radiation to living organisms over long durations beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO).
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)
TEAM: Flight Software: Nathan Benz, Scott Christa, Douglas Forman, Jesse Fusco, Greg Limes, Michael Logan, and Matt Sorgenfrei; External Devices (Payloads): Steve Battazzo, Edmund DelaCruz, and Eddy Mazmanian; Command & Data Handling Support: Shi Lei Han and Craig Pires
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