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SpaceV is at the forefront of designing and studying cutting edge equipment for the cultivation of plants in space.

In the context of the Space Economy, Astronauts will be empowered to accomplish longer missions and upgrade the maximization and management of their available resources.

Our greenhouse concept does not waste soil, air-conditioned volume, energy, all valuable resources in Space. Every cm³ of available volume is used wisely.

Our greenhouse produces a significant yield-per-volume increase and the smart management of necessary energy and water resources pays back with significant savings.

Studies are ongoing to evaluate different cultivation substrates and recycling of organic waste produced onboard.

A mechatronic system handles the greenhouse layers’ position matching it to the height of the plants from seeding to harvesting; the adaptation process is managed by a dedicated Decision Support algorithm.

Our greenhouse produces a significant yield-per-volume increase and the smart management of necessary energy and water resources pays back with significant savings.

Studies are ongoing to evaluate different cultivation substrates and recycling of organic waste produced onboard.

HOW ALL OF THIS IS ACHIEVED

The innovation behind our greenhouse is its adaptive feature

HOW ALL OF THIS IS ACHIEVED

The innovation behind our greenhouse is its adaptive feature

Throughout most of their development, plants are in a growth phase where they require little space. Current greenhouse development projects in space are evolutions of terrestrial greenhouses, in which all volume is air-conditioned, inducing an overconsumption of volume and energy.

The SpaceV greenhouse avoids these drawbacks by progressively adapting the volume available to each plant according to its level of growth. A mechatronic system for the automatic movement of the cultivation shelves managed with Artificial Intelligence algorithms through a Decision Support System (DSS) optimizes the height of the space between the shelves according to the precise level of growth of the plants in each production cycle.

Throughout most of their development, plants are in a growth phase where they require little space. Current greenhouse development projects in space are evolutions of terrestrial greenhouses, in which all volume is air-conditioned, with unnecessary large consumption of volume and energy.

The SpaceV greenhouse avoids these drawbacks by progressively adapting the volume available to each plant according to its level of growth. A mechatronic system for the automatic movement of the cultivation shelves managed with Artificial Intelligence algorithms through a Decision Support System (DSS) optimizes the height of the space between the shelves according to the precise level of growth of the plants in each production cycle.

 THE RESULT

A study of the University of Genoa has shown that when comparing a traditional vertical farm with the adaptive greenhouse, the production yield increases by 80%, the energy demand is decreased and the total avalable volume is exploited almost 100%.

 THE RESULT

A study of the University of Genoa has shown that when comparing a traditional vertical farm with the adaptive greenhouse, the production yield increases by 80%, the energy demand is decreased and the total avalable volume is exploited almost 100%.

The same study concludes that – should the part containing the root system substrate also be adaptive – the yield gain could increase up to 115%. Freeze-dried soil, hydroponic or aeroponic substrates may be used.

The same study concludes that – should the part containing the root system substrate also be adaptive – the yield gain could increase up to 115%. Freeze-dried soil, hydroponic or aeroponic substrates may be used.