|Title:||BIXIA: international cooperation on the use of the Chinese space station|
|Material Type:||ISU Team Project report|
|Publisher:||Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2022|
|Size:||1 electronic resource (95 p.) / col. ill.|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||China Space Station ; Space stations|
This mission aims to develop new technologies and methods which will support humanity in our common journey to the stars. The mission proposes to be the result of international cooperation, with the physical experiment graciously hosted aboard the new Chinese Space Station (CSS). Concurrently, BIXIA proposes an extensive outreach program, which seeks to educate and excite the world about this project.
The BIXIA mission statement is as follows:
To validate the use of supercritical fluids (SCF) aboard the CSS, to prepare for further development into ecological life support systems for use in long-term human space flight; using partners cooperating internationally, and sharing the research via a series of outreach programs.
Using SCF technology, this mission aims to produce new methods of sustainable plant growth in outer space. The wider goal is to integrate this technology into Controlled Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS), to allow human outposts such as Lunar and Martian habitats to become self-sustainable. The initial payload will seek to validate the SCF and plant growth technologies, with a follow-up payload.
|Contents note:||1.Introduction 2. 2. Background 3. The mission 4. Scientific experiment 5. The tiny Earth - Technology demostrator payload 6. The outreach program 7. International cooperation 8. Project management 9. Discussion. 10. Conclusion|
|ISU program :||Space Studies Program|
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