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Spaceship EAC (European Astronaut Center)

A new ESA initiative - Spaceship EAC – aims at uniting students and young professionals from across Europe to tackle some of biggest challenges facing the future of human and robotic exploration. Applications open until 30 November 2021

Spaceship EAC is based at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany. This agile innovation environment allows young researchers and affiliated experts to quickly investigate novel operational concepts and technologies at low engagement costs, supported by ESA's expert engineers, astronauts and an extended network of researchers.

The main activities of Spaceship EAC focus on areas relevant for human spaceflight and future lunar exploration. These include:

  • Energy – stand-alone power systems based on hydrogen technology, as well as novel approaches to energy storage, including exploitation of space resources.
  • Advanced Manufacturing – 3D printing with regolith on planetary surfaces and conventional 3D printing to support general human exploration.
  • Disruptive Technologies – virtual and augmented reality, understanding how VR/AR can be used to enhance astronaut operations, interactions with collaborative robotics, AI, Human Factors, Human Machine Interfaces and Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Physiological and Exercise Countermeasures – exploring the implications of lunar gravity on human physiology and potential novel countermeasures, understanding the lunar radiation impact on astronauts, and development of technologies for remote/autonomous management (both preventative and emergency) for astronaut health.
  • Space Resources – construction and resource extraction using regolith simulant material, investigating the use of novel ISRU (in-situ resource utilisation) techniques and how they can advance sustainable exploration of planetary surfaces.

Read all terms and conditions and apply now https://www.esa.int/About_Us/EAC/Spaceship_EAC


Cecilie Tornøe
Tlf.: +45 72 31 82 84
Email: ct@ufm.dk

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Senest opdateret 28. november 2022