Ground-Based Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity: Organism-Specific Recommendations for Their Use, and Recommended Terminology

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Autor(en): Herranz R, Anken R, Boonstra J, Braun M, Christianen PCM, De Geest M, Hauslage J, Hilbig R, Hill RJA, Lebert M, Javier Medina F, Vagt N, Ullrich O, Van Loon JJWA, Hemmersbach R
Zeitschrift: Astrobiology
Verlag: Mary Ann Liebert
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2013
Band: 13
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 1-17
ISSN: 1531-1074


Abstract


Research in microgravity is indispensable to disclose the impact of gravity on biological processes and organisms. However, research in the near-Earth orbit is severely constrained by the limited number of flight opportunities. Ground-based simulators of microgravity are valuable tools for preparing spaceflight experiments, but they also facilitate stand-alone studies and thus provide additional and cost-efficient platforms for gravitational research. The various microgravity simulators that are frequently used by gravitational biologists are based on different physical principles. This comparative study gives an overview of the most frequently used microgravity simulators and demonstrates their individual capacities and limitations. The range of applicability of the various ground-based microgravity simulators for biological specimens was carefully evaluated by using organisms that have been studied extensively under the conditions of real microgravity in space. In addition, current heterogeneous terminology is discussed critically, and recommendations are given for appropriate selection of adequate simulators and consistent use of nomenclature.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Lebert, Michael PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Zellbiologie


Autor(en) der externen Einrichtung(en)
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Radboud University Nijmegen
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Spanish National Research Council / Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Universität Hohenheim
Universität Zürich (UZH)
Universiteit Utrecht (UU) / Utrecht University
University of Amsterdam
University of Nottingham


Zitierweisen

APA:
Herranz, R., Anken, R., Boonstra, J., Braun, M., Christianen, P.C.M., De Geest, M.,... Hemmersbach, R. (2013). Ground-Based Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity: Organism-Specific Recommendations for Their Use, and Recommended Terminology. Astrobiology, 13(1), 1-17. https://dx.doi.org/10.1089/ast.2012.0876

MLA:
Herranz, Raul, et al. "Ground-Based Facilities for Simulation of Microgravity: Organism-Specific Recommendations for Their Use, and Recommended Terminology." Astrobiology 13.1 (2013): 1-17.

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