|Title:||Space Medical Center (SMC)|
|Material Type:||ISU Team Project report|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2021|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (xiii, 132 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Manned spaceflight ; Moon--Exploration ; Space industrialization ; Space medicine ; Space stations--Low Earth orbits|
"As mission duration and human presence in space increases, so too will the risk of injury, and likelihood of illness. To ensure long-term settlement of space in-situ medical care will become more essential. This report outlines three different scenarios. Scenario 1 consists of a near-term, space station module and associated configuration to provide optimal medical services to the increasing number of mission crews and space tourists transiting through Low-Earth Orbit in the coming decades. Scenario 2 consists of an idealized modular ground station facility on the lunar surface was developed with the aim of providing sustainable and autonomous medical care for future lunar settlements and human deep space exploration. Scenario 3 consists of a concept for an artificial gravity station that will act as a dedicated space facility in Low-Earth Orbit.
For all three scenarios, medical care, countermeasures, and technologies were analyzed and selected for use in an SMC based upon their capability of providing effective care and preventative measures in confined microgravity or reduced gravity environments. Appropriate present and future medical care for space crews and tourists include primary, acute, critical, pharmaceutical, surgical, and psychological care alongside suitable countermeasures and emergency services."
|Contents note:||1.Introduction 2. Scenario comparison 3. Scenario 1: space medical center in low-earth orbit 4. Scenario 2: space medical center on the lunar surface 5. Scenario 3: The space medical center with artificial gravity 6. Risk and emerging technology identification 7. Business considerations 8. Legal and ethical considerations 9. Discussion & conclusion|
|ISU program :||Master of Space Studies|
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