Russia's Foton 10 recoverable micro-gravity research capsule was launched on a Soyuz booster from Plesetsk on 16 February. The Foton carries the fourth European Space Agency experiment to fly on such a craft. Called the Biobox 2, it is an incubator with experiments on cells to study bone mineralisation in weightlessness, and fruit flies and algae for the study of small living organisms. The Foton 10 is due to land on 3 March.

Source: Flight International