RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION

Space Economy is the ultimate multidisciplinary perspective. Rethinking it goes through how the knowledge is generated, shared, and put on the market. Mars City’s concept is to create a point of contact between Space research and the industry. Technologies developed in Space research are also an opportunity for traditional industries. To create a fertile environment to this, the City’s souls put new Ideas and a brand-new way to concretize them at the center.
 



RESEARCH AND DISSEMINATION

Space Economy is the ultimate multidisciplinary perspective. Rethinking it goes through how the knowledge is generated, shared, and put on the market. Mars City’s concept is to create a point of contact between Space research and the industry. Technologies developed in Space research are also an opportunity for traditional industries. To create a fertile environment to this, the City’s souls put new Ideas and a brand-new way to concretize them at the center.


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A brand new
simulation environment:
the Space area


The spatial analogs are the beating heart of the hub. They reproduce the lunar and Martian environments. Placed under four geodesic domes, they also host a living module where running simulation missions for periods ranging from some weeks till some months. Simulation is central for technology developments in the framework of Space research. Martian and Lunar analogs are essential for developing and testing technologies, making model thinking challenged by field experiments. The analogs facilities' scope is providing instrumentation, technology, and astronauts' training procedures for testing space-related systems and a broad spectrum of confinement effects. Furthermore, their nature offers their technology at disposal for educational objectives.

 
SIMULATORS

Mars Simulator


The Mars City’s Martian Simulator goes beyond the limits of the other 10 simulators around the globe. The only one in a non-desert area with a High-tech level. It exceeds logistic difficulties and resource-consuming maintenance. Its ground has high precision in reproducing the Martian soil.
 


 
SIMULATORS

Lunar Simulator


The lunar environment simulator brings its solutions from lunar colonization designs, where burying a building is a way to protect it from harmful solar radiation.
 


 
SIMULATORS

Space Laboratories


Their cylindrical modules aim to provide the same environment that astronauts experience in the Space Stations. These labs are flexible and can host many different experiments ranging from tests on systems and apparatuses to agriculture and telemedicine.
 


 
 

 

 

The ultimate
multidisciplinary environment:
the R&D area


Mars City Labs are the ground for the in-house research objectives of Mars City and networked companies involved in R&D. They support all kinds of Space research. Mars City’s unique logistics focus on taking advantage of the proximity of multidisciplinary research laboratories and simulators.


 

A brand new
simulation environment:
the Space area


The spatial analogs are the beating heart of the hub. They reproduce the lunar and Martian environments. Placed under four geodesic domes, they also host a living module where running simulation missions for periods ranging from some weeks till some months. Simulation is central for technology developments in the framework of Space research. Martian and Lunar analogs are essential for developing and testing technologies, making model thinking challenged by field experiments. The analogs facilities' scope is providing instrumentation, technology, and astronauts' training procedures for testing space-related systems and a broad spectrum of confinement effects. Furthermore, their nature offers their technology at disposal for educational objectives.

 
SIMULATORS

Mars Simulator


The Mars City’s Martian Simulator goes beyond the limits of the other 10 simulators around the globe. The only one in a non-desert area with a High-tech level. It exceeds logistic difficulties and resource-consuming maintenance. Its ground has high precision in reproducing the Martian soil.
 


 
SIMULATORS

Lunar Simulator


The lunar environment simulator brings its solutions from lunar colonization designs, where burying a building is a way to protect it from harmful solar radiation.
 


 
SIMULATORS

Space Laboratories


Their cylindrical modules aim to provide the same environment that astronauts experience in the Space Stations. These labs are flexible and can host many different experiments ranging from tests on systems and apparatuses to agriculture and telemedicine.
 


 
 

 

 

The ultimate
multidisciplinary environment:
the R&D area


Mars City Labs are the ground for the in-house research objectives of Mars City and networked companies involved in R&D. They support all kinds of Space research. Mars City’s unique logistics focus on taking advantage of the proximity of multidisciplinary research laboratories and simulators.

 

In-house research


In-House Labs aims to develop research that benefits from collaboration with the international networks of universities, research organizations, and industry-driven R&D.
The in-house research fields:
Space Agriculture
Focused on different Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) A key field for vertical and greenhouse factories for Space.
AR/VR applications
The program V-MARS has the main goal of providing a practical testbed for field operation studies to prepare human-crewed missions to Mars through VR/AR Technology. The program foresees an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) simulation of the MARS CITY Station (V-MARS). The significant advantage is undertaking training sessions. The crew can interact with its future environment. This activity's main objective is the achievement of adequate fidelity simulations and a data validation obtained during the training. The program includes the development of VR treadmills (MOTIGRAVITY, MOTIVITY, BABY-MOTIVITY), which are currentely distributed under the trademark Mars Virtual Systems: www.marsvrsys.com
Energy and Isru
It aims to achieve adequate power generation and storage in Mars replicated conditions. It must demonstrate sustained and robust performances at least over the reference surface mission's lifespan (18 months). The output is to assess long term performances of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technologies, including Sabatier reactors
Telemedicine
Telemedicine potentially plays a crucial role in improving health services. Space medicine is focused on interactions with communication technologies and healthcare protocols for crewed missions with enormous earth life benefits, with a substantial potential spillover on Earth.
Human Factors
The research aims to define crew safety, crew health, crew productivity, Figures of Merit (FoM), and human factors standard requirements and specifications. It reviews habitat design, construction, and testing to assess compliance with these performance-based standards.
Robotics
It works on short-range Extravehicular Activities (EVA), dedicating efforts to hardware components (such as Martian surface exploration suits, rovers, tools) tested in simulated Martian conditions
Telecommunications
Within a complete simulation environment of the command, control & communication system, the research provides the possibility of identifying breakthrough management concepts and technology to support interfaces, information flow and sharing, management, control, operations, procedures, and human-machine interfaces.
3D Printing and Materials
3D printing techniques are crucial for approaching Space: the interest is focused on objects necessary for autonomous living and technical parts. The opportunity to send 3D printers to Space is revolutionary in terms of transportation advantages. The research field includes simulation of the most relevant physical-chemical regenerative and bio-regenerative life support systems through material science.
Astrobiology
The ecological aspect of Space exploration is assessed for multidisciplinary objectives. The research aims to effectively validate procedures that incorporate Planetary Protection in sample collection and bio-material storage to study life in Space.

 

 

In-house research


In-House Labs aims to develop research that benefits from collaboration with the international networks of universities, research organizations, and industry-driven R&D.
The in-house research fields:
 
Space Agriculture
Focused on different Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) A key field for vertical and greenhouse factories for Space.
AR/VR applications
The program V-MARS has the main goal of providing a practical testbed for field operation studies to prepare human-crewed missions to Mars through VR/AR Technology. The program foresees an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) simulation of the MARS CITY Station (V-MARS). The significant advantage is undertaking training sessions. The crew can interact with its future environment. This activity's main objective is the achievement of adequate fidelity simulations and a data validation obtained during the training. The program includes the development of VR treadmills (MOTIGRAVITY, MOTIVITY, BABY-MOTIVITY), which are currentely distributed under the trademark Mars Virtual Systems: www.marsvrsys.com
Energy and Isru
It aims to achieve adequate power generation and storage in Mars replicated conditions. It must demonstrate sustained and robust performances at least over the reference surface mission's lifespan (18 months). The output is to assess long term performances of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technologies, including Sabatier reactors
Telemedicine
Telemedicine potentially plays a crucial role in improving health services. Space medicine is focused on interactions with communication technologies and healthcare protocols for crewed missions with enormous earth life benefits, with a substantial potential spillover on Earth.
Human Factors
The research aims to define crew safety, crew health, crew productivity, Figures of Merit (FoM), and human factors standard requirements and specifications. It reviews habitat design, construction, and testing to assess compliance with these performance-based standards.
Robotics
It works on short-range Extravehicular Activities (EVA), dedicating efforts to hardware components (such as Martian surface exploration suits, rovers, tools) tested in simulated Martian conditions
Telecommunications
Within a complete simulation environment of the command, control & communication system, the research provides the possibility of identifying breakthrough management concepts and technology to support interfaces, information flow and sharing, management, control, operations, procedures, and human-machine interfaces.
3D Printing and Materials
3D printing techniques are crucial for approaching Space: the interest is focused on objects necessary for autonomous living and technical parts. The opportunity to send 3D printers to Space is revolutionary in terms of transportation advantages. The research field includes simulation of the most relevant physical-chemical regenerative and bio-regenerative life support systems through material science.
Astrobiology
The ecological aspect of Space exploration is assessed for multidisciplinary objectives. The research aims to effectively validate procedures that incorporate Planetary Protection in sample collection and bio-material storage to study life in Space.



 
R&D LABS

Research Laboratories


Thanks to modular assembly technologies, they have variable geometry and can reach different volumes to accommodate projects that require large spaces
 


 

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