Continuous measurement of the biological effects of stratospheric UV radiation - Biodos experiment, BEXUS-15

Veronika Grósz, Vilmos Gorócz, Andres Futó, David Vatali, József Szabó, Attila Bérces

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Abstract

Solar light and especially the ultraviolet (UV) range of the electromagnetic spectrum is an essential environmental factor for life on Earth, for its effects on living systems can be both beneficial and harmful. Studying the effect and the dynamics of solar UV radiation damage on model biomolecules and organisms can contribute to our knowledge on the evolution and survival of life in harsh environments. In order to assess the biological damage caused by stratospheric UV radiation, the experiment presented here tested a new, continuous biodosimetric measurement method on board a BEXUS balloon.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Pages315-319
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - dec. 1 2013
Event21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Thun, Switzerland
Duration: jún. 9 2013jún. 13 2013

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Volume721 SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566

Other

Other21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
CountrySwitzerland
CityThun
Period6/9/136/13/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Grósz, V., Gorócz, V., Futó, A., Vatali, D., Szabó, J., & Bérces, A. (2013). Continuous measurement of the biological effects of stratospheric UV radiation - Biodos experiment, BEXUS-15. In Proceedings of the 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research (pp. 315-319). (European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP; Vol. 721 SP).