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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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Lab2Moon Finals

On a pleasant spring morning outside Heathrow Terminal 2, excitement filled the air. Nick, Elliot and I had been working tirelessly for the past 6 months on our tiny yet all so important brainchild. While holding down full time jobs and university degrees we had made it to this point. We lined up in front of the airport terminal for one last photo, said our goodbyes and made our way on our 5000 mile journey. We arrived in Bangalore with... Read More

Heading Moonward

What is the first thing that comes to one’s mind when you think of going to the moon? Reminiscent memories of the monstrous Saturn 5 rockets used to take the Apollo astronauts to our closest celestial neighbour perhaps? Or fantastical ideas of far-fetched future technology ferrying people back and forth in ease and comfort? A visionary space technology start-up in India has their own ideas, and are acting upon them, planning to send a robotic spacecraft to the moon in... Read More

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1 month 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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4 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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5 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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