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GreenCube: Microgreens cultivation and growth monitoring on-board a 3U cubesat

TitleGreenCube: Microgreens cultivation and growth monitoring on-board a 3U cubesat
Publication TypePresentazione a Congresso
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsSantoni, F., Gugliermetti L., Piras G., De Pascale S., Pannico A., Piergentili F., Marzioli P., Frezza L., Amadio D., Gianfermo A., Curiano F., S. Hossein Hadji, Nardi Luca, Benvenuto Eugenio, Metelli G., Garegnani M., Mascetti G., Mari S., and Del Bianco M.
Conference Name2020 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for AeroSpace, MetroAeroSpace 2020 - Proceedings
KeywordsEnvironmental control and life support system, environmental management, Growth monitoring, Italian Space Agency, Life support systems (spacecraft), Manned space mission, Orbits, Pressurized vessels, Regenerative system, Support systems, University of Rome

The in-orbit cultivation of vegetables, fruits, and edible plants is of paramount importance for the development of long-term manned space mission Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and for the improvement of bio-regenerative systems. GreenCube is a 3U CubeSat mission aimed at demonstrating the functionalities of an autonomous cultivation laboratory that stems from a collaboration between the Sapienza University of Rome, the Italian Space Agency, University of Naples "Federico II", and ENEA. The satellite will cultivate microgreens in a pressurized vessel containing support systems and monitoring instrumentation for the plant growth. This paper describes the GreenCube mission and the instrumentation used for the growth support and monitoring. © 2020 IEEE.

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