TIME SCALE is a three year research and innovation project (2015 - 2018), developing next-generation technology and concepts for life science research in space, with applications also for the land-based greenhouse industry. The acronym TIME SCALE refers to the project title Technology and Innovation for development of Modular Equipment in SCalable Advanced Life support systems for space Explorations.
TIME SCALE will contribute towards future life support systems and food production for future long term missions in space. The project is based on an experimental "greenhouse" system onboard the International Space Station (ISS): The European Modular Cultivation System (EMCS) has been successfully operated on ISS since 2006. In this system, cultivation chambers on spinning rotors allow life science research under various gravitational conditions, e.g. microgravity and simulation of martian and lunar gravity. The EMCS modular design allows replacing and upgrading individual subsystems. TIME SCALE aims at improving EMCS technology to conduct a new generation of advanced life science experiments in space.
TIME SCALE poster
TIME SCALE - Technology and Innovation for development of Modular Equipment in SCalable Advanced Life support systems for space Explorations
TIME SCALE consortium
The full poster can be downloaded as PDF (1.2MB): TIME SCALE general poster.
March 8, 2016. Illustration: NTNU Social Research, based on photos from NASA/ESA and Colourbox.