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Environmental Systems

The Next Chapter in Space:

Bio-Agriculture

Growing Plants in Space for Today’s Food and Tomorrow’s Medicine

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Science Payload & Bio Products

We are dedicated to creating the next generation of bio-agricultural products through system and service solutions that increase plant productivity in space with dramatic operational cost savings. Our unique capabilities stem from 20 years of research in environmental control and life support systems for NASA. Our systems are optimized for growth of plant-made pharmaceuticals, industrial products, and high-yield crops through lighting, control systems, automation, and growth services.

Bio Production Systems & Products

We are dedicated to creating the next generation of bio-agricultural products through system and service solutions that increase plant productivity on Earth and in space. Our unique capabilities stem from decades of research in environmental control in partnership with NASA and are optimized for growth of plant-made pharmaceuticals, industrial products and high-yield crop through lighting, control systems, automation and growth services. Both large and small-scale production systems can be customized for individual bio-products.

Human Support Systems & Instrumentation

Our life-sustaining systems, technologies, subsystems, and components build on more than 20 years of experience and spaceflight heritage with closed human environments for space travel. We leverage our experience in flight system development, fluids in microgravity, and life support development to maximize our customer’s return on investment.

Complete systems are available for air and water processing, environment and thermal management, waste management, environmental control, cabin instrumentation, and science or payload systems. We also offer vacuum and space environment testing services, including specialized testing to determine component and system impacts resulting from exposure to lunar dust.

Applications

Our focus on reliability and safety has placed us in a position to capture opportunities from space agencies and the rapidly growing commercial space markets for:

Many human support system products also have potential terrestrial applications in areas such as waste recycling and water treatment. They can also be applied to plant and animal science systems, ground-based air and water systems, naval submarine environments, and plant-based controlled environments.

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Testing

We offer commercial in-house testing capabilities to validate and verify operation of systems, subsystems, and components. The test capabilities include vibration, acoustic, altitude and vacuum, thermal cycling, humidity cycling, performance, shock, lunar dust exposure, and lifetime testing. Other capabilities supporting testing include precision gas mixing capabilities and gas chromatography mass spectrometry.