We invite you to get familiar with our missions timeline for years 2020-2021. It is a simple roadmap indicating our plans for the future. Please keep in mind that exact dates and mission durations can change as time passes and plans begin to take shape. Either way feel free to ask us questions, consider doing long time studies with us or get involved in future missions.
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Current missions general research - Pandemic Isolation Campaign
The main objective of the Pandemic Isolation Campaign inside the LunAres Research Station is the study of neurological and psychological effects of the quarantine, which currently affects us globally. Productivity, creativity and general health are influenced significantly by the conditions in which people function, therefore it is important to research the impact of extreme environment of isolation as it is still unknown.
Additionally, the character of LunAres Research Station - being an analog habitat, provides researchers with a great opportunity to combining those medical and psychological studies with the space mission scenarios. The human factor is one of the key aspects of the manned missions in future plans regarding lunar, martian and deep-space exploration.
Sustainability StudiesThe second main objective is the study of a new hygiene module with a waste water management recycling system. The new installation treats grey water and allows for recycling both grey and yellow water for scientific purpose. The system needs to be tested, samples analysed, to serve as the basis for future sustainable researches on circularity and self-sufficiency. This research is also important in terms of responsible resources management study inside the station.
Currently, grey water can be reused for flushing toilet or plant cultivation research. Grey water experiments consider mostly preliminary treatment with microfiltration systems and analysis of elements and surfactants content. The station is equipped with hydroponic and aeroponic plant cultivation installation, which was recently linked with waste water research.
EVA CampaignFinally, the whole campaign will also conduct research on EVA, including procedures development based on remote technical support and astronauts accessories. The LunAres can provide detailed monitoring analysis of crew and rovers performance during the terrain exploration activities. The hangar terrain is filled with diverse basaltic and silicic material, with grain sizing varying from very fine sand to cobble. Such diversity is sufficient for our interest in analog astronauts tools and accessories prototyping.
The main characteristic at LunAres, when it comes to EVA scenarios, is full isolation. The outdoor tasks are executed inside the hangar, which is entirely isolated from the outside conditions and landscape view. Therefore, the crew members do not experience familiar terrestrial landscapes, sunlight rays, wind and other outdoor environment conditions.
LunAres Partnership Program:
Your institution can join our Partnership Program and join our research network. For first-time-partners, we propose a collaboration that is the risk-free and cost-effective way of starting working together. The collaboration in organizing a particular mission translates to:
- one sponsored crewmember or reduced price for a group of participants,
- partners proposals for experiments and studies for a string of missions,
- mutual promotion on social-media as LunAres partner.
Further collaboration can expand in scope and forms. We are interested in a long-term collaboration that may result in research funding opportunities and integration of international efforts in analog studies. Let’s work together.
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Participation offer and costs:
Participation in a mission costs 1850 euro and includes:
- 2 weeks analog mission experience in the LunAres Research Station
- access to LunAres infrastructure and equipment during the mission
- possibility of conducting personal research (consulted with LunAres Team)
- access to LunAres mission data (consulted with LunAres Team)
- remote Mission Control support and management
- access to LunAres Community Discord Server
- 2 weeks accommodation at LunAres during the mission
- 2 weeks freezed-dried food diet prepared in consultation with dietitians
- 2-4 days pre-flight training (LunAres infrastructure maintenance and operation, mission architecture, emergency, research and experiments)
- Covid-19 test before the mission and after (if needed for foreign participants) - it concerns only the tests done in Poland. A test to get onboard the LunAres and a test after the mission for the travel. - this point can change depending on the current restrictions
- basic medical tests before the mission
- Mission outfit
- Mission worksuit
- Mission hoodie
- 2x mission patch
- 2x LunAres patch
- 2x name tag
- 2x nationality flag
- 2x mission role tag
Mission preparation timeline:
Regardless if you are a crew candidate, collaborating researcher or planning your own mission timeframe is fairly similar.
- First there is a mission proposal where we seek crew and potential research clients.
- Second, the stage is mission preparation when the mission plan is created. At this stage crew is selected and asked to provide us with medical data. Also at this stage all research proposals are reviewed.
- On-site preparation is when our teams prepare Lunares for specific studies and crew. At this stage, we are preparing equipment, double check procedures and finalize mission plan
- Mission starts with crew training and pre-flight medical check. After that mission starts
- After the mission our teams will help researchers secure their data and recover any equipment that was sent to Lunares for this particular mission.