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First UK Lunar Payload – Next Generation Inflatable Space Habitats

The world has entered a new space race, but this time access is not limited to the world’s most powerful governments. New commercial and consumer markets have enabled projects such as LunaDome to exist and we are aiming to answer a simple question – If humans are to become a multi-planetary species, where is the best place for us to live?

By exploiting inflatable technology, habitats can be created which can be packaged more efficiently into rockets yet when deployed, can occupy a larger volume with superior strength to a rigid construction of the same mass. As a small-scale technology demonstrator, LunaDome will prove the benefits of inflatable habitats on the moon with the resulting data being used to establish whether similar systems can be scaled up for future manned space habitats. Find out more…

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Partnering With Airbus

Following my third year at university, I undertook a summer internship at Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth, UK. As one of the largest manufacturers of spacecraft in the world, Airbus produces a wide variety of telecommunications, Earth observation, science and navigation satellites across sites in the UK, France, Germany and Spain. My role was based in the Mechanical Design Office where I got a taste of what it was like to design and analyse components being fitted to these... Read More

LunaDome at the London Science Museum

Hi, my name is Oscar Bernardini, I’m in my 3rd and final year at Bath university, studying Spanish with International Management. I’m the latest addition to this incredible team, and I will be responsible for the marketing side of the LunaDome project. Having only recently joined the team, I cannot stress enough how enthusiastic Sam and Elliot both are in fulfilling the objective of sending our experimental payload to the Moon. Our Electronic lead, Elliot is currently in India having the time of... Read More

An Electric Story

The LunaDome project has been in myself and Sam’s life for over a year now. It has taken us on a long, exciting journey of learning and achievement. Back in March 2017, we went to India to present our prototype of LunaDome, and this got the ball rolling for the development of the full LunaDome experiment as well as sparking a wide range of interest in our community.   My team member Sam, who visited India again back in August... Read More

Team Indus Internship

There is a reason why there aren’t many man-made objects on the moon. It’s because they they are really difficult to design and make work! After Lab2Moon finished, we had to get LunaDome ready for space flight which meant doing some real work in a short time frame. We started working as interns with Team Indus alongside other successful Lab2Moon teams from India, Peru and Italy. This high-energy team is a great environment to get things done in, combining some of... Read More

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2 months ago

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We had a great time at the Mechanical Engineering at Bath Design Exhibition today! We met with some of our sponsors and raised awareness of our project with local industries. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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To celebrate International Women's Day, we'd like to recognize all of the fantastic women that make our team so special. These incredibly bright female scientists and engineers bring so much value to our team and our efforts to send our experiment to the moon. We couldn't do this without them! Make sure you tell the women in your life how important they are today! ♀️

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7 months ago

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Huge thank you to Parker Hannifin for sponsoring our project! They have supported a number of Mechanical Engineering at Bath projects and will be supplying us with miniature, low flow-rate solenoid valves so we can preceisely control the pressure levels in our dome. ... See MoreSee Less

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8 months ago

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We're excited to announce that LunaDome has patnered up with Flexo Springs Ltd! We will be using their springs in two of our valves which are critical to maintining the air pressure in our inflatable habitat. They stock a wide variety of products at great prices so anyone needing a spring, check them out!

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