Scorpius Prototype 1 (SP1)
What is Scorpius Prototype 1 (SP1) ?
The Scorpius Prototype 1 (SP1) is designed to become a proof of concept of a closed habitat demonstrator.
It integrates state-of-the-art LSS compatible technologies and aims to enhance the preparation and financing on Earth of manned space missions.
ALSS must provide extensive features that are essential and vital for the ecosystem and human survival and also necessary to the fulfilment and achievement of space mission.
Microorganisms cultures are employed to recycle water from wastes, higher plants are an essential source of fresh food through cultivation and harvesting, water is also partly recycled through plant evapotranspiration, and oxygen is produced by higher plants or microalgae photosynthesis.
Based on these ALSS technologies, SP1 is a step toward permanent habitats on Mars, developing further the pioneering work on ALSS.
SP1 is precisely a platform for establish synergies between the development of LSS for human space exploration and associated Earth-based applications.