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Empa developed the Mars-suit with rear entry

research institution Empa and the Austrian space forum to jointly develop the "Serenity"space suit for Mars missions. The partners have now signed a cooperation agreement to work together even more closely.

The Austrian space forum (OEWF) is currently developing the prototype for a Mars suit with the name "Serenity" (Serenity). Also, the Empa will participate in it: the focus of the collaboration was the optimization of the wear suit, comfort and thermal regulation system of the Room based on the Empa-developed body models, the research Institute on Tuesday.

to 2020, to complete the "Serenity"-suit for an international Mars mission Simulation in the Negev desert in Israel, a practice test. So-called "Analog-to-astronauts-test" experiments and methods for a future manned Mission to Mars.

Because the simulation Participants wear throughout the Mars suit prototype, comfort and ergonomics is very important, it was said. Here, Empa comes into play: "The Empa has developed a wide range of body models and is an internationally recognized specialist for comfort", was Simon, Anna, home of the Empa quote.

The suit has a rear entry. Design study for the new Mars suit. Image: Bernhard Kaliauer Design Studio

The use of the forum, a network for aerospace specialists, conducts research for the manned space .

With the cooperation of the prototype could be improved so crucial. And the partners intend to deepen the cooperation with the new agreement. As a result, a Europe emerging unique Know-How for the optimisation and further development of space suits, Anna home.


Created: 07.05.2019, 15:00

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