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Analog Astronaut Training Center

The Analog Astronaut Training Center (AATC) is a private company that accelerates scientific studies related to human spaceflight. Our organization specializes in human physiology research and provides operational training for scientists, engineers, and astronaut candidates. AATC was founded by former European Space Agency professionals.

Analog mission dates for 2024 are announced!

Check Analog Missions page for more details.

About

The company was established on July 1st, 2014. We organized our first analog mission in 2016. In 2018, the company established a laboratory to simulate space environments for scientific experiments focused on space biology and medicine. The facility is located in the southern part of Poland. Besides scientific projects, co-supervision of BSc, MSc, and PhD theses, AATC organizes scuba diving training, military-grade human centrifuge training, rocket workshops, stratospheric missions, and scientific lunar and Martian analog simulations.

Programs offered by AATC

AATC Programs

Analog Simulations

In 2023, the company successfully organized 75 analog simulations with more than 350 people trained. This gives AATC the second position in the world considering the number of organized expeditions. Most of the trained analog astronauts continue their careers in the space sector. AATC helps them develop and grow by publishing their work on international platforms, by sharing valuable international contacts and collaborations, and involving them in multiple ongoing space projects.

  • Lunar and martian analog simulations in the habitat
  • Habitat systems and mission operations

Analog Missions Count Analog Missions Summary 2024

Mission Schedule for 2024

Expedition Mission Type Start Date End Date
76 Analog Mission 13 Jan 2024 21 Jan 2024
77 Analog Mission 27 Jan 2024 4 Feb 2024
78 Analog Mission 10 Feb 2024 10 Feb 2024
79 Analog Mission 24 Feb 2024 3 Mar 2024
80 Analog Mission 9 Mar 2024 17 Mar 2024
81 Analog Mission 28 Mar 2024 5 Apr 2024
82 Analog Mission 13 Apr 2024 21 Apr 2024
83 Analog Mission 27 Apr 2024 5 May 2024
84 Analog Mission 11 May 2024 19 May 2024
85 Analog Mission 25 May 2024 2 Jun 2024
86 Analog Mission 8 Jun 2024 16 Jun 2024
87 Junior Space Camp
(kids 10-14 years)
29 Jun 2024 6 Jul 2024
88 Junior Space Camp
(kids 14-18 years)
7 Jul 2024 14 Jul 2024
89 Analog Mission 20 Jul 2024 28 Jul 2024
90 Analog Mission 3 Aug 2024 11 Aug 2024
91 Analog Mission 17 Aug 2024 25 Aug 2024
92 Analog Mission 26 Aug 2024 3 Sept 2024
93 Analog Mission 4 Sep 2024 12 Sep 2024
94 Analog Mission 13 Sep 2024 21 Sept 2024
95 Analog Mission 21 Sep 2024 29 Sept 2024
96 Analog Mission 5 Oct 2024 13 Oct 2024
97 Analog Mission 19 Oct 2024 27 Oct 2024
98 Analog Mission 31 Oct 2024 8 Nov 2024
99 Analog Mission 9 Nov 2024 17 Nov 2024
100 Analog Mission 23 Nov 2024 1 Dec 2024

Science

  • Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral thesis research
  • Grant application support
  • Scientific publications
  • Scientific conferences
  • Scientific projects
  • Scientific experiments
  • Patents

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Education

  • Junior Space Camps
  • Rocket Workshops
  • 1-week and 2-week-long international space science internships for students

Bioastronautics Training

  • Land Exploration Spacesuit training
  • Spacesuit technician training
  • Robotic operations and Human Robotic support in extreme environments

Water Trainings

  • Underwater Pressurized Spacesuits trainings
  • Recreational Scuba Diving trainings - certified by PADI, NAUI and IANTD
  • Technical Scuba Diving trainings - certified by PADI
  • Underwater EVA pre-familiarization - collaboration with International Institute for Astronautical Sciences and Survival Systems USA in Groton, CT, USA
  • H.U.E.T. trainer and sea survival

Dry Suit Diving Training HUET Szczecin HUET Gdynia

Aviation Trainings

  • Human centrifuge training course - collaboration with Military Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Warsaw, Poland
  • Hyperbaric, Hypobaric and Thermal chambers - collaboration with Military Institute of Aerospace Medicine in Warsaw, Poland
  • Skydiving courses

Human Centrifuge Training Hypobaric Chamber Training Aerobatics Training Aerobatics Training Glider Pilot Training Flight Simulator Training Skydiving Training Indoor Skydiving Training

Medical Trainings

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care medical courses - with former special-forces operators
  • Extreme Medicine courses

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Expeditions

  • Svalbard, Arctic
  • Trips to Bajkonur, Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Technik Museum Speyer (for Buran), National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, European Astronaut Center

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People

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Programs in development

  • Plane pilot training course - from PPL(A) to CPL(A)
  • Helicopter pilot training course - from PPL(H) to CPL(H)
  • Soyuz water egress and contingency survival (fire, depress, chemical fumes)
  • Exoskeleton training course
  • Fire fighting - collaboration with Fire Department Academy
  • Ophthalmology and emergency eye surgery
  • Emergency surgery courses
  • Dental emergencies
  • Speleology courses
  • 3D printing for space applications course
  • Aerospace engineering and astronautics course
  • ISRU development course
  • e-learning platform for "reversed classes" for all of our training courses