Training space that changes itself
The Orbis is a multifunctional training space for the lunar base that connects different parts of the habitat. It enables astronauts to not just to survive, but thrive in the harsh conditions of the moon and fully adapt to their environment. Orbis has many varying uses and it changes to fit the current needs of the users. Functionality that was originally developed for astronauts to train better has created exciting new oportunities how the previously training only space could be used as a digital community center.
“IGLUNA – A Human Habitat in Ice: Demonstrating key enabling technologies for life support in frozen worlds”
IGLUNA is a project initiated by the Swiss space center and includes 20 teams from 13 european universities that explore modular demonstrators that combined will help to set the foundation for a living in space. Ideas of the everyday life find their way out into space and return solutions for a better living on Earth. Brick by brick these technologies will create the cornerstones for a community expanding into space. The purpose of this mission is to investigate an approach for realizing a human habitat on the moon, directly in the ice craters near the poles. IGLUNA, as a demonstrator pilot project, is aimed at supporting and accelerating the ESA_Lab
initiative. The lessons learned from IGLUNA will help for the implementation of future ESA_Labs. The Swiss Space Center serves as coordinator for the events and main systems engineering activities.