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Established in 1986,
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e Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering (CBSE) is a research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), with expertise in structural biology research and the development of enabling technologies in the life science and aerospace industries, encompassing both divisions of Life Sciences and Engineering.


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On January 10, 2015, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket that successfully put a Dragon spacecraft in orbit. This was SpaceX's fifth commercial resupply mission (CRS-5) to the International Space Station.


The SpX-5 mission marked the first flight for a Polar unit. Two Polar units and one GLACIER unit was launched on the Dragon. One Polar unit launched powered at a set point temperature of -35°C, transporting science samples to the ISS. The other Polar unit launched in soft stowage and will be returning on SpX-5 with science samples from the ISS. The GLACIER unit launched powered with science samples and will remain on ISS. During docked operations, there will be ten powered units on the ISS; 3 MERLINs, 5 GLACIERs, and 2 Polars.

Two Polar units and one MERLIN unit are planned to launch on SpaceX’s sixth commercial resupply mission to ISS, SpX-6.

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Nasa Skywatch 2.0


I.S.S Tracker

Track the location of the International Space Station in real-time and see the plotted paths of past, present and future orbits


SER-CAT
As a member of SER-CAT, the University of Alabama at Birmingham has at a minimum 18 days of dedicated beam time at SER-CAT each year

                         
Benefits of ISS Research
        

SPX-3 Interviews
Dr. Larry DeLucas
and Dr. Stephen Aller Discuss Protein Crystal Growth