elib
DLR-Header
DLR-Logo -> http://www.dlr.de
DLR Portal Home | Imprint | Privacy Policy | Contact | Deutsch
Fontsize: [-] Text [+]

Eu:CROPIS - Euglena gracilis: Combined Regenerative Organic-food Production in Space - A Space Experiment Testing Biological Life Support Systems Under Lunar And Martian Gravity

Hauslage, Jens and Strauch, Sebastian M. and Eßmann, Olaf and Haag, Ferdinand W.M. and Richter, Peter and Krüger, Julia and Stoltze, Julia and Becker, Ina and Nasir, Adeel and Bornemann, Gerhild and Müller, Hartmut and Delovski, Toni and Berger, Thomas and Rutczynska, Aleksandra and Maršálek, Karel and Lebert, Michael (2018) Eu:CROPIS - Euglena gracilis: Combined Regenerative Organic-food Production in Space - A Space Experiment Testing Biological Life Support Systems Under Lunar And Martian Gravity. Microgravity Science and Technology, 30 (6), pp. 933-942. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s12217-018-9654-1 ISSN 0938-0108

[img] PDF
1MB

Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12217-018-9654-1

Abstract

Human space exploration needs stable life support systems for the supply of oxygen, water and food for each human explorer due to long term missions. The most promising approach for building stable life support systems is a combination of physico-chemical and biological systems. These hybrid systems combine the reliability of physico-chemical and the sustainability of biological life support systems. Also the disadvantages, which are the finite resources of physico-chemical and the imperfect reliability of biological systems, are mutually balanced. To improve the reliability of biological life support systems, a combination of different biological systems may stabilize the whole approach during long term operations. The satellite mission Eu:CROPIS (Euglena gracilis: Combined Regenerative Organic-food Production In Space) is a testbed for investigating the behavior of combined biological life support systems under the influence of altered gravity, here, Lunar and Martian gravity. The core systems are a biological trickle filter for processing urine into a fertilizer solution via nitrification and Euglena gracilis, a photosynthetic protist which is able to produce oxygen and biomass while protecting the whole system against high ammonia concentrations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125672/
Document Type:Article
Title:Eu:CROPIS - Euglena gracilis: Combined Regenerative Organic-food Production in Space - A Space Experiment Testing Biological Life Support Systems Under Lunar And Martian Gravity
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Hauslage, JensDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Gravitational Biology, Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2184-7000
Strauch, Sebastian M.Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0433-5874
Eßmann, OlafDLR Institute of Space Systems, System Development and Project Office, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Haag, Ferdinand W.M.Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2146-793X
Richter, PeterDepartment of Cell Biology, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Krüger, JuliaFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Stoltze, JuliaFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Becker, InaDLR Space Life Institute for Aerospace Medicine, Gravitational Biology, Cologne, Germany, and Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Nasir, AdeelFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Bornemann, GerhildDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Gravitational Biology, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Müller, HartmutDLR Institute of Space Systems, System Development and Project Office, Bremen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Delovski, ToniDLR Institute of Space Systems, System Development and Project Office, Bremen, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4228-3830
Berger, ThomasDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Radiation Biology, Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3319-5740
Rutczynska, AleksandraDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Radiation Biology, Cologne, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Maršálek, KarelDLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Radiation Biology, Cologne, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8559-8440
Lebert, MichaelFriedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg, Department of Cell Biology, Erlangen, Germanyhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0448-8117
Date:26 September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Microgravity Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:30
DOI :10.1007/s12217-018-9654-1
Page Range:pp. 933-942
Editors:
EditorsEmail
UNSPECIFIEDSpringer Netherlands
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Springer Nature
ISSN:0938-0108
Status:Published
Keywords:Compact satellite, Life support system, Moon, Mars, Reduced gravity, Nitrification
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 - Project eu:cropis
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Gravitational Biology
Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Radiation Biology
Deposited By: Delovski, Toni
Deposited On:08 Jan 2019 11:45
Last Modified:23 Feb 2019 00:23

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Browse
Search
Help & Contact
Information
electronic library is running on EPrints 3.3.12
Copyright © 2008-2017 German Aerospace Center (DLR). All rights reserved.