Towards a future closed habitat simulator
Space habitats do present “astronomic” scientific and technological challenges be it in terms of size, performance or reliability. You have to be fully autonomous, and there is no emergency exit! In short, no way to cheat with stocks!
Today, on our planet, a growing number of habitats are under constraints that are similar to the extreme ones found in space habitats, at least to a certain extent. Extreme confinement, isolation, biosecurity, and extremely limited available resources are some of these constraints. We could think, for instance, of very densely populated cities or settlements in arid areas. In this context, a ground simulator of closed habitat would be very welcome. In fact, this would be an ideal technological demonstrator for purely terrestrial research.
This is precisely the kind of activities ESTEE is most interested in as a start-up implementing technological transfer activities that aim to reach the market shortly.