Ground demonstration of Plant Cultivation Technologies and Operation in Space for Safe Food Production on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and Future Human Space Exploration Vehicles and Planetary Outposts

Project duration: 4 years

Project conclusion: February 2019

Client: EU – Horizon 2020, within the topic of ‘Space exploration / Life support’

Consortium: German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany; LIQUIFER Systems Group, Austria; National Research Council, Italy; University of Guelph, Canada; Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany; Enginsoft S.p.A., Italy; Airbus Defense and Space, Germany; Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Italy; Aero Sekur S.p.A., Italy; Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands; Heliospectra AB, Sweden; Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland; Telespazio S.p.A., Italy


Task: Container design of the Mobile Test Facility to accommodate plant racks, advanced nutrient delivery system, high-performance LED lighting system, bio-detection and decontamination system, imaging systems for monitoring plant health, and technologies for ensuring food quality and safety. LSG led dissemination activities in the project EDEN ISS.  >link