Mission defines a journey to some place to obtain specific goal. In case of proposed by us analog missions, we simulate journeys to Moon, Mars or asteroids. Simulation starts at the landing site and ends just before the rocket launch back to the Earth, so all scenario happens at the site and analog astronaut crew is focused on realization scientific, technical and educational mission objectives.
The habitat allows to simulate extraterrestrial environment with time delayed communication and full MCC support. It was created for organizing scientific, educational and exploratory missions to identify problems, test in-situ resource utilization technologies and train future astronauts.
Analog astronauts are participating in two weeks simulations where Primary Investigators conduct researches on or with human subjects. Thanks to world’s unique HabitatOS (TRL level 5) operating system participants can immerse in a full fledge simulation using Artificial Intelligence support in everyday tasks.
Science at Our Research Station
With bioethical committee approval research subjects are being voluntarily and continuously monitored. Observed parameters include medical, psychological and team-dynamics. Full investigation of activities, interactions, food nutrition intake, sleep-work patterns and waste products helps to analyze needs for further investigations of Moon/Mars missions. In the habitat analog astronauts experiment with 3D Printing, and In-Situ Resource Utilization from components such as soil, minerals and rocks collected during EVA.
Current research in our habitat:
- sociodynamics, team-dynamics, psychology
- light influence on circadian rhythms
- virtual reality enhanced astronaut training
- food nutrition and intake control
- biomimetics and bio-inspired engineering techniques
- material sciences, 3D-printing and material outgassing in vacuum
- chemical and geological rock outcrop analysis
- operational EVA procedures for human-robotic interaction and habitat maintenance
- human subject medical research
- mission operations and effective communications Astronauts-MCC
- water and waste management
- eatable plants grow research
- sensors and environmental control monitoring
Unique feature of the habitat is complete isolation from sunlight and time. Base is fully monitored and equipped with hundreds of smart sensors combined with dedicated operational system – HabitatOS. Mission Control Center (MCC) can remotely control the habitat and it’s environment.