SIMBOX Hardware – The Science in Microgravity Box (SIMBOX) is scientific hardware developed by DLR (German Aerospace) in cooperation with CMSEO (China Manned Space Engineering Office). SIMBOX was flown on a Shenzhou 8 mission in 2011 and contained biological experiments including a study on arabidopsis with 1g centrifugal control for arabidopsis in SIMBOX (onboard Shenzhou). SIMBOX has an RNAlater injection system, lights, temperature control and a centrifuge.
- German-Chinese SIMBOX ready for launch
- The impact of space environment on gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings