February 6, 2017
Categories: ESA, IBMP, Mars, NASA, Science, Space

Russian scientists of the Institute for Biomedical Problems and NASA signed a Letter of intent about joint experiments on crew’s ground-based isolation in the framework of Mars and Moon missions. Currently frame contracts are being prepared, – said the spokesman for the Institute Mark Belakovsky.
As reported earlier a series of experiments on ground-based isolation in the framework of future Mars and Moon flight missions preparations are planned to be conducted in the Institute for Biomedical Problems by 2021.
“We have signed a Letter of Intent with our American colleagues. Now we are preparing a frame contract to be valid within the period of time from 2017 to 2021,” – said Belakovsky at the Seminar held in Moscow. He also mentioned the negotiations with Japanese colleagues that are to come to Moscow in March 2017 to discuss technical issues.
Besides German and French space agencies representatives have already expressed their preliminary agreement to take part in the project as well as ASI (Italian space Agency). He pointed out some scientists from Belgium, France and Germany that addressed the Institute privately. “There are some Companies that addressed us e.g. Airbus”, – he added.
It was reported the Institute plans to conduct the experiment lasting from 14-21 days in 2017. For 2018 there are two experiments scheduled: the first one of 4 months duration and the second one to last for 14-21 days. For 2019 the scientists planned 8-months experiment and for 2020 and 2021 – one-year-long experiments. The terms can be changed but in general the experiment program is ready.
Earlier ESA Chief Representative Rene Pischel said ESA was not going to take part in Russian experiments on ground-based isolation.

More from this category:
July 22, 2013

3 Soyuz boosters were delivered to Baikonur from Samara on July 19. The train was transferred to the launchpad 112 where the boosters will be…

full story
May 26, 2015

After Proton-M booster crush Roscosmos inspected the estimated region of Proton-M debris fall using all possible space surveillance devices and haven’t found anything. There was…

full story
September 15, 2014

On September 13 Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyayev, Elena Serova, Mikhail Korniyenko and Gennady Padalka and NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore and Scott Kelly had the first…

full story
June 6, 2018

Today on June 6, 2018 at 14:12 (Moscow time) at Baikonur cosmodrome from the launchpad № 1 (“Gagarinsky start”) launched a carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with…

full story
April 8, 2014

At the present time there is no country in the world able to send an expedition to Mars by itself but the entire humankind masters…

full story
October 19, 2016

Today, October 19, 2016, 11.05, Moscow time, Soyuz MS-02 manned spacecraft was successfully launched by Soyuz-FG booster from #31 launchpad of Baikonur launchsite with crew…

full story
July 18, 2014

Group of cosmonauts (admission 2012) started survival trainings under desert or near desert conditions at Baikonur. Several days ago they had a theoretical course and…

full story
January 22, 2015

Russian automated station Venera-D initially planned to be launched in 2016 will be sent to space in 2025, – as stated in the theses by…

full story