In order for researchers/end users to acquire more presice data than any other similar equipment -
The World’s First Individual Cage for Mice on the ISS.
The World’s First Individual Live Observation of Each Mouse for Entire Mission Duration on the ISS.
The World’s First All Mice Live Return from the ISS to the Earth.
Move forward from Japan to the Moon and Mars through Life Science experiments, through Mouse Habitat Unit (MHU).
MHU is a system that makes space mice experiments possible, supporting launch, rearing on orbit and return alive for mice research.
It consists of Transportation Cage Unit (TCU), Glove Box, Habitat Cage Unit (HCU), and control unit. HCU, indivisual cage for each mouse, can be installed in CBEF, Cell Biology Experimental Facility, and rearing mice in microgravity and artificial gravity environments at the same time for comparison.
HCU is equipped with the following for mouse rearing:
✓ Water supply apparatus
✓ Excrement collection equipment (excrement is collected by air flow in the cage)
✓ Deodorant filter
✓ Ventilation fans
✓ LED illumination (Visible and infrared )
✓ Video camera with night vision technology and window wiper
✓ Temperature sensor
✓ Gas monitoring sensors (CO2 and NH3) in controller unit