Life & Physical Sciences, Exploration and Life Support Laboratory Facilities
What are they for?
Since they were founded in 2007 the laboratory facilities have provided a wide portfolio of services to support projects in the fields of life and physical sciences, life support, environmental control and other space exploration related activities (e.g. life and physical sciences experiments and payloads to be flown on different types of platforms, development of life support systems, or for planetary exploration missions). But these facilities are more than just a place to carry out tests or rehearse space missions. These facilities and the associated team also provide support to flight projects (e.g. ATV disinfection and microbiological control campaigns, FOTON M3 mission), the implementation of technology development activities as well as their terrestrial applications.
Last update: 17 March 2010