EDEN ISS: Providing Fresh Food to Winter‐Over Neumayer Station III Crews and Long‐Duration Missions


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Eberhard.Kohlberg [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

Provision of fresh produce to winter‐over Antarctic crews is a challenge. The fact that at least 46 different greenhouses or plant production systems have existed at one time or another in Antarctica1 demonstrates the desire to produce food in situ, even in this harsh environment. The EDEN ISS project will deploy an advanced plant growth system to Neumayer Station III. In addition to providing winter‐over crews with fresh produce, the project aims to advance the technology readiness and operations techniques of space‐based plant growth systems. The EDEN ISS “Mobile Test Facility” is designed to operate from two 20‐foot shipping containers. These containers will be mounted upon an elevated platform situated approximately 300 metres south of Neumayer Station III. The facility will be composed of three distinct sections:  A cold porch  A Service Section, housing the bulk of the facility subsystems as well as a refrigerator‐sized growth rack specifically designed to advance microgravity‐based growth systems  A Future Exploration Greenhouse providing the main plant production area of the facility



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Conference (Poster)
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Not peer-reviewed
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Published
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COMNAP Symposium 2016 Winter-Over Challenges, 19 Aug 2016 - 20 Aug 2016, Goa, India.
Eprint ID
44392
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Bamsey, M. T. , Zabel, P. , Schubert, D. , Kohlberg, E. and Mengedoht, D. (2016): EDEN ISS: Providing Fresh Food to Winter‐Over Neumayer Station III Crews and Long‐Duration Missions , COMNAP Symposium 2016 Winter-Over Challenges, Goa, India, 19 August 2016 - 20 August 2016 .


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