August 17, 2016

Organization

The Expose-E (E for EuTEF: European Technology Exposure Facility) and Expose-R (R for Russia) experiments are organized by the European Space Agency on board the International Space Station (ISS). As most of ESA's missions, the responsibilities are shared between the agency and the national authorities responsible for the scientists performing the experiments.

When experiments are selected, national space agencies fund the special equipment development needed for their conduct. In the case of EXPOSE, CNES funded the PROCESS and AMINO experiments. Concerning the European propositions, ESA supplies the launch vehicle (shuttle, ATV, Soyuz, Progress, etc.) the resources for the in-flight experiment, and its duplications on ground if needed.

The PROCESS and AMINO experiments have been prepared by LISA, LATMOS, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire d'Orléans, and ANBioPhy (Laboratoire Acides Nucléiques et BioPhotonique).

Experiments' life cycle on board the ISS