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Ground-based Analogue Testing: Status of the EDEN ISS Greenhouse System after a Successful Deployment Phase in Antarctica

Schubert, Daniel and Zeidler, Conrad and Vrakking, Vincent and Zabel, Paul (2018) Ground-based Analogue Testing: Status of the EDEN ISS Greenhouse System after a Successful Deployment Phase in Antarctica. 1st joint AgroSpace-MELiSSA workshop, Rome, Italy.

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An important step towards reliable human space exploration scenarios is ground-based testing of essential technologies enabling the presence of humans on extraterrestrial bodies. Here, analogue testing of plant cultivation technologies as an integrated element of bio regenerative life support systems represents a useful undertaking. These ground-based test campaigns result in a better understanding of the necessary technologies, implemented procedures, and, more importantly, unexpected challenges to overcome, making future human surface missions more predictable and plannable. As a European project, the EDEN ISS consortium focused on advancing Controlled Environment Agriculture technologies and adjoining research fields for safe food production in closed-loop space systems such as planetary habitats or transfer vehicles. A dedicated greenhouse system, called Mobile Test Facility, was designed, built and deployed to the German Neumayer III research station in Antarctica. Here, the overwintering crew of 10 people is provided with fresh vegetables during their isolation phase. The presentation provides an overview of the as-built design configuration of the Mobile Test Facility. A detailed overview is given of the assembly integration and test phase that took place at the DLR Institute of Space Systems during the year 2017. Furthermore the main phases of the deployment mission in Antarctica are presented, which took place from December 2017 to February 2018. First observations of the ramp up phase are given and first scientific outcomes are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/132522/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Ground-based Analogue Testing: Status of the EDEN ISS Greenhouse System after a Successful Deployment Phase in Antarctica
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schubert, DanielDaniel.Schubert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zeidler, Conradconrad.zeidler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6049-1321
Vrakking, VincentVincent.Vrakking (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zabel, PaulPaul.Zabel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7907-9230
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:EDEN ISS Bioregenerative Life Support Systems BLSS Greenhouse Plants Operations Closed Loop Crop Cultivation Analogue Testing
Event Title:1st joint AgroSpace-MELiSSA workshop
Event Location:Rome, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:ESA & Aerocosmo
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Systemanalyse Raumsegment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Schubert, Daniel
Deposited On:10 Dec 2019 10:42
Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 10:42

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