Flight Readiness Review

To get the prototype ready for the Flight Readiness Review (FRR), we had to put a lot of work into it. We had to fix all the major and minor issues that came up after sending the SED to our contacts yuri and DLR. At the FRR we presented all the corrections and missing data again and see if the prototype is approved for flight.

So, will this pototype fly to the ISS? No. This means we are in the delta FRR.

There are just little technical changes left to develop our prototype cube to a flight ready cube. Finally, a complete prototype test with all components merged together is needed, to see if our experiment is running and our plants are growing in the right way.

Prototype inspection Presenting the corrections of major and minor issues

  • December 2022

    Formlabs delivery

    We got a delivery from formlabs today. Preparation are running for the next generation of plants in the new bioboxes and merging the electronical part with the biobox. And with all together we are able to run a complete prototype test!

    Delivery Biochamber 1 set of perforated plate

  • September 2022

    Maker Faire

    The Maker Faire is a place where maker can present their projects and where visitors are able to craft own guided projects. We were able to present our project as exhibitors to a lot of interested people and enjoyed the great amount of other interesting exhibitor projects.

    Sticker wall Glücksklee Maker Faire Setup

  • August 2022

    Validation of the Nodules

    After a half year we are getting closer to a successful experimental process. By visualizing the fist satisfactorily grown nodules under the microscope!

    The grey pictures were taken under the light microscope while the red ones are made with fluorescent light!

    Nodule under light microscope Nodule under fluorescent light

    In the next two pictures you can see a nodule with a higher magnification. The red dots on the left side of the nodule are the nitrogen fixing bacteria (Sinorhizobium meliloti).

    Knoellchen1_licht_Filterpapier5 Knoellchen1_fluor_Filterpapier5