What is LunAres Research Station
The general objective of LunAres is to create a research platform to support scientific and technological development in crewed space exploration. The broad range of specialists are involved in the study from fields like extreme medicine, psychology, biotechnology, robotics and engineering, sociology, architecture. The possible observation and control of the indoor environment, as well as telemetry of the crew's physical and psychological states, provide large quantities of data for complex studies.
Inside the base research focused on human factors in crewed space missions as well as testing of sustainable technologies is conducted. The base is fully isolated from the environment including 250 square meters of EVA area. The infrastructure of the station allows for constant monitoring of the health and behaviours of the crew. LunAres research station is a unique facility that can be beneficial for science, business and educational efforts.
The technologies development and testing concern EVA simulation, station's self-sufficiency studies and IoT LunAres system. The EVA campaign is focusing on prototyping accessories and tools to provide analog astronauts or researchers with accurate and complex simulation. The self-sufficiency studies are related to the topic of resources responsible in-situ management and reuse. Currently, the research scope includes water and wastewater usage investigation, electric power consumption limitation, soilless plant cultivation. The objective for resources management is to reach self-sufficiency as an off-grid station.