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Foton-M3 spends 12 days in orbit before returning to Earth
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- Title Foton-M3 spends 12 days in orbit before returning to Earth
- Released 14/09/2007 1:47 pm
- Copyright ESA
The Foton M-3 capsule carries a 400 kg European experiment payload with experiments in a range of scientific disciplines - including fluid physics, biology, crystal growth, radiation exposure and exobiology.
The capsule spends 12 days orbiting the Earth, exposing the experiments to microgravity and, in the case of a handful of experiments also exposing them to the harsh environment of open space, before re-entering the atmosphere and landing in the border zone between Russia and Kazakhstan.