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ISU’s Hydra-1 Experiment Launched to the International Space Station

On 5 December 2018 at 19:16 CET, ISU’s Hydra-1 experiment was launched from Florida onboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS). Hydra-1 is a plant synthetic biology experiment. It brings together personnel at ISU, the Universities of California, Berkeley and Utah, CNRS-Strasbourg and the NASA Ames Research Centre. Hydra-1 features two main parts, a plant-growth chamber and a control unit. Seeds travel to space inside the plant-growth chamber. Once on orbit, Hydra-1 will be installed in the Space Applications Services (SAS) ICE-Cubes Facility (ICF) in the European Space Agency (ESA) Columbus module where it will join two other ISU Hydra payloads launched last June.

Young Space Professionals Visit Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou

Two groups of 25 young space professionals have visited the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou in late October and early November, as part of the professional development activities offered by the Young ESA association of employees of the European Space Agency. The groups included a number of alumni from the Master of Space Studies (MSS) and Space Studies Program (SSP) from the International Space University (ISU). They met with local employees, attended briefings by the Spaceport’s management and visited the modern facilities where spacecraft and launch vehicles are processed prior to launch, as well as the Ariane 6 launch complex construction site, the ESA Diane ground station and the Jupiter mission control center.

Memories from SpaceUp ISU 2015

Discover what SpaceUp is via some memories of SpaceUp ISU 2015. Fun, meetings, discussion, passion, and last but not least enthusiasm are the key components of a successful SpaceUp! We are counting on you to make SpaceUp ISU 2017 an unforgettable event!

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