Experimental Training and Capacity Building: EuroMoonMars Workshops and Field Simulations 2016-2018
The ILEWG/COSPAR EuroMoonMars programme conducted in 2016-2018 a series of workshops and field analogue missions where students and professionals all over the world became one space crew. Young professionals joined the team as scientists, engineers or as education/outreach experts in process of simulating real life and work on the MoonMars ExoHab and ExoLab laboratories, and in order to develop experience, training and capacity building. Goals: The EuroMoonMars mission simulations in ESTEC 2017 and 2018 set a few key goals: First of all the participants had been developing and testing equipments, experiments, investigations, and procedures.Secondly they developed their own communication protocol between the Mission Control Center, the ExoLab and the ExoHab from both technical and verbal sides aimed to standardize and facilitate the communication. Thirdly, they performed evaluation of ergonomics of all units and the equipment needed to complete the mission. And finally, samples were collected from the surface for analysis in the MoonMars labs. All above was the subject of a training program in the process of learning astronaut's daily performance.
42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
- Pub Date:
- July 2018