SVET Space Greenhouse prototype flied onboard

MIR Space Station

(19902000)

Space Biotechnologies Department

 

The basic aim is to develop an automated system for precise measurement and control of environmental parameters in order to provide optimal biotechnologies for higher plant growing under microgravity. Higher plants are a key component (food source and air purification) of the future Biological Life Support System (BLSS) - a link of vital importance for the space crews during future long-term manned missions (first to the Moon and Mars). The main goal of the research is improvement of technology and technical devices developed for plant cultivation: closed plant growing chamber with maintenance of air parameters and effective lighting system.