- 268 kilograms of food produced in an area of only 12.5 square metres over 9.5 months.
- Power consumption less than half as much as previously assumed for greenhouses in space.
- Concept – a deployable greenhouse suitable for launch on a Falcon 9 rocket.
- Project in Antarctica continues.
COLOGNE, Germany (DLR PR) — Future food production in deserts and cold regions, as well as under the inhospitable conditions of future space missions to the Moon and Mars, is providing the stimulus for research in the Antarctic greenhouse project EDEN ISS, which is led by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).(more…)