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JAXA PCG (fourth session of the second series) begins

Last Updated: May 2, 2016

The Protein Crystal Growth experiment (JAXA PCG, fourth session of the second series) has begun in the Japanese Experiment Module ("Kibo") attached to the International Space Station (ISS). The experiment materials and samples were carried aboard the Progress resupply vehicle (63P) launched at 1:23 a.m., April 1, 2016 (JST). The experiment began after all the samples were installed in the Protein Crystallization Research Facility (PCRF) on April 3.

The protein samples will be grown under controlled temperature for about two months. Then the samples will be returned to the ground aboard the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft (45S) on June 5.

There are 16 investigators for the fourth session of the second series; two are from private organizations and the other 14 are mostly from universities intending to conduct basic research.

JAXA PCG website has been renewed!

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