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EDEN ISS: Providing fresh food to overwintering Neumayer Station III crews and long duration space missions

Bamsey, Matthew and Zabel, Paul and Schubert, Daniel and Kohlberg, Eberhard and Mengedoht, Dirk (2016) EDEN ISS: Providing fresh food to overwintering Neumayer Station III crews and long duration space missions. COMNAP Symposium 2016 ‘Wintering-over challenges’, 19-20 Aug 2016, Goa, India.

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Abstract

Provision of fresh produce to overwintering Antarctic crews is a challenge. The fact that at least 46 different greenhouses or plant production systems have existed at one time or another in Antarctica demonstrates the desire to produce food in-situ, even in this harsh environment. The EDEN ISS project will deploy an advanced plant growth system to Neumayer Station III. In addition to providing overwintering crews with fresh produce, the project aims to advance the technology readiness and operations techniques of space-based plant growth systems. The EDEN ISS ‘Mobile Test Facility’ is designed from two 20 ft shipping containers. These containers will be mounted upon an elevated platform situated approximately 300 m south of Neumayer Station III. The facility will be composed of three distinct sections; a cold porch; a Service Section, housing the bulk of the facility subsystems as well as a refrigerator-sized growth rack specifically designed to advance microgravity-based growth systems; and a Future Exploration Greenhouse providing the main plant production area of the facility. The greenhouse module will utilize multilevel growth systems and employ a number of advanced technologies such as LED lighting, aeroponic and nutrient-film technique irrigation systems, CO2 enrichment and air management equipment so as to limit overall power use and material requirements while maximizing the overall biomass output of the facility. The facility will ensure conformance to environmental protection regulations through the implementation of the lessons learned from past facilities and a number of specialized decontamination and monitoring techniques and technologies. The Mobile Test Facility is presently under manufacture and integration of its various subsystems will commence in late 2016. Following close to a year of testing and growth trials, the facility will arrive in Antarctica in late 2017 and undergo its first year of operations in which a number of additional scientific goals have been set. It is expected that the facility will provide overwintering Neumayer Station III crews a reliable source of fresh food while pushing the envelope of the use of hydroponic systems in Antarctica.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110487/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:EDEN ISS: Providing fresh food to overwintering Neumayer Station III crews and long duration space missions
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Bamsey, MatthewdlrUNSPECIFIED
Zabel, Paulpaul.zabel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schubert, Danieldaniel.schubert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kohlberg, Eberhardalfred-wegener-institute helmholtz-center for polar and marine research, 27568 bremerhaven, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Mengedoht, Dirkalfred-wegener-institute helmholtz-center for polar and marine research, 27568 bremerhaven, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
In DOAJ:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Antarctica, space analogue, bioregenerative life support systems
Event Title:COMNAP Symposium 2016 ‘Wintering-over challenges’
Event Location:Goa, India
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19-20 Aug 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt :envihab
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Deposited By: Bamsey, Matthew
Deposited On:11 Jan 2017 10:43
Last Modified:11 Jan 2017 10:43

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