Space Environment Community Perspectives for The Post-ISS Era

Posted on Jul 16, 2021 in News | 0 comments

Space Environment Community Perspectives for The Post-ISS Era

The Life and Physical Sciences panel of the European Space Sciences Committee have prepared a Survey for The Post-ISS Era. This is an opportunity for the community to voice any possible needs or concerns for microgravity research after ISS closure. In addition, new scientific perspectives will be offered by Moon and Mars exploration, but these perspectives are not yet clear.

The ESSC plans a study in two phases. In the first phase, they are surveying colleagues involved in experiments relating to space environment (microgravity, radiation, isolation, vacuum, etc.).

The survey can be accessed through this link and should take about 30 minutes to complete.

The aim of this study is to better understand the requirements of each space environment community regarding post-ISS platforms, Moon and Mars platforms, and long-term research perspectives. This will help identify any needs, and possible gaps, which will then be addressed in the second phase of this study.

The second phase (to be initiated in autumn 2021) will consist of a more detailed survey focused on the issues highlighted in this first phase. The study will be important, we think, as it will summarize the views and wishes of our community. The study is a fully ESSC funded activity and will be performed independently of ESA and national space agencies.

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