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Status and Future of the EDEN ISS Mobile Test Facility

Vrakking, Vincent and Zabel, Paul and Zeidler, Conrad and Dorn, Markus and Schubert, Daniel (2020) Status and Future of the EDEN ISS Mobile Test Facility. 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems, 12.-16. July 2020, Lisbon, Portugal.

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Within the EDEN ISS project an international consortium designed and built a (semi-)closed loop greenhouse, called the Mobile Test Facility, to investigate and validate techniques for plant cultivation in future bioregenerative life support systems. At the end of 2017 the Mobile Test Facility, consisting of two modified 20 foot shipping containers, was transported to the German Neumayer Station III in the Antarctic for testing in a space-analogue environment. Following arrival in the Antarctic in January 2018, and initial system checkout activities, the Mobile Test Facility began its first operational phase in February 2018. Although the EDEN ISS project foresaw only one year of operations and the project has officially concluded, the Mobile Test Facility remains in the Antarctic, operating at least until the end of 2020 and possibly beyond. This paper describes initial results and lessons learned from the 2018 and 2019 operations of the Mobile Test Facility, and presents an overview of the intended activities for 2020 and beyond.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/135984/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Title:Status and Future of the EDEN ISS Mobile Test Facility
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Vrakking, VincentVincent.Vrakking (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zabel, PaulPaul.Zabel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7907-9230
Zeidler, Conradconrad.zeidler (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6049-1321
Schubert, DanielDaniel.Schubert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:EDEN ISS, analogue mission, greenhouse, bio-regenerative life support systems, Antarctica
Event Title:50th International Conference on Environmental Systems
Event Location:Lisbon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:12.-16. July 2020
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 - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt :envihab (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Vrakking, Vincent
Deposited On:14 Sep 2020 11:54
Last Modified:09 Nov 2020 10:31

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