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Insects, mice and microbes to go on 1,000-kilometer orbit in 2020 space venture

December 11, 2015, 13:34 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The capsule will spend 30 days in orbit twice as high as the International Space Station

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MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Mice, insects and micro-organisms will fly into space aboard the Bion-M 2 space capsule to be launched in 2020, the Russian Academy of Sciences Space Council said on Friday.

The capsule will spend 30 days in orbit 800-1,000 kilometers above Earth, twice as high as the International Space Station.

Some 30 experiments will be carried out during the flight.

 

 

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