29.05.2019

IGLUNA - Field Campaign


Mathias Imoberdorf
Communication & Media Manager

IGLUNA: The Field Campaign of the student demonstrator Moon Habitat takes place from 17th June until 3rd July in Zermatt.

From the 17th of June until the 3rd of July, all the IGLUNA project teams will ga-ther in Zermatt to demonstrate the results of their one-year commitment to the design of a potential and sustainable Moon habitat. The twenty student projects will be split up into two locations: in the Glacier Palace of the Matterhorn glacier paradise and at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.

From the 17th of June until the 3rd of July, all the IGLUNA project teams will ga-ther in Zermatt to demonstrate the results of their one-year commitment to the design of a potential and sustainable Moon habitat. The twenty student projects will be split up into two locations: in the Glacier Palace of the Matterhorn glacier paradise and at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.

During this past academic year, more than 150 students from 9 European countries and from various faculties have gathered their knowledge to design a habitat po-tentially suitable for extreme environment, such as on the Moon. They needed to study and cover the essential aspects to sustain life in a long-term vision : struc-ture and construction of the habitat, life support systems (such as oxygen and food production), power management, communication and navigation, human well-being and scientific exploration. Each team could thus contribute to this Moon habitat, whatever their expertise. 

One part of the projects will be tested at the Glacier Palace, such as the construc-tion robot and the food and oxygen production modules conceived by Swiss stu-dents. The other projects, as the virtual reality and the lunar habitation design, will demonstrate their concept at the Vernissage Art Gallery of the Backstage Hotel.

During the first week (17th – 24th June), the students will set up their projects. All the IGLUNA modules will be fully assembled by Monday 24th of June. After a week trial and demonstrations, the teams will dismantle their design during the last three days (1st – 3rd July). However, visitors are allowed to visit the teams at any time in order to discover the several steps for the complete installation of a habitat in an extreme environment. 

The Field Campaign will also gather several other scientific and space related pro-jects. We are glad to host other experiments as the Radiation Monitoring by the CERN, the Audi Lunar Quattro rover by PT-Scientists and the MIT HYDRA Drill ex-periment. Interactive activities are also organised to make this knowledge acces-sible to all publics.

 

PROGRAMME

 

Glacier Exhibition

Matterhorn glacier paradise

Village Exhibition 

Vernissage Art Gallery

Exhibition days  24 - 30 June 19 - 30 June
Opening hours 9.30 – 16.00 17.00 – 23.00
Inauguration 24 June, 14.00 – 16.00 19 June, 20.00 – 22.00
Set up  17 - 24 June 17 - 19 June
Dismantling 1 - 3 July 1 - 3 July

 

SIDE EVENTS

18 - 30 June   
9:30 - 16:00

Radiation Monitoring – CERN, Glacier palace
  
21 June   
22:30 - 00:00 

Astronomy Evening, Wiese Zen Stecken

23 - 28 June      
10:00 - 16:00 

HYDRA Drill - MIT, Glacier surface of Matterhorn glacier paradise

 

 

ABOUT

IGLUNA, as a demonstrator pilot project, is aimed at supporting and accelerating the ESA_Lab initiative. The lessons learned from IGLUNA will help for the implementation of future ESA_Labs. The Swiss Space Center serves as coordinator for the events and main systems engineering activities and is supported by the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretary of Edu-cation, Research and Innovation and the European Space Agency.

 

MEDIA INQUIERIES

Swiss Space Center
Tatiana Benavides
Projektmanagerin IGLUNA
media@spacecenter.ch


Further information and download of pictures: www.spacecenter.ch/igluna/media

Presentation of the projects and the teams: www.spacecenter.ch/igluna/projectteams

 

The Swiss Space Center is a national entity with offices in the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technolo-gy. The Swiss Space Center contributes to the implementation of the Swiss Space Policy. It pro-vides a service supporting academic institutions, research and technology organisations and indus-tries to access space missions and related applications, and promotes interaction between these stakeholders.

The Swiss Space Center has 23 collaborators including Professor and former ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier, as well as three PhD students and five national trainees located at several sites of the Eu-ropean Space Agency ESA.

www.spacecenter.ch