Crew 166 is the 7th UCLouvain crew to take part in the MDRS project since its beginnings in 2001. Our crew is composed of 7 students, PhD and Master.
The rotation that was assigned to us started in March 2016 and ended in April 2016.
The aim of this experiment is to test the use of a communication relay while on EVA. To do so, the team in EVA will place a relay on a good spot so they can use the radio at a greater distance. The relay is composed of two two-way handheld radios, and a repeater. This […]
In the MUSK observatory,which belongs to the base, we will conduct a spectroscopy experiment. Spectroscopy is to analyze the light from celestial objects in order to know their composition. For this purpose, we will use an optical fiber to connect the telescope to the spectrometer that will be used for the measurements. A program will […]
During our simulation at the MDRS, we will be testing our danger zone detection system. The goal is to be able to warn the members of the team on EVA when they approach on zone considered dangerous. This experiment will be conducted with the other experiment of the Crew 166 (named 3D Map and Simulation). […]
The main idea of the project is to conceive a computer simulation of the land relief around the research station. Such a map would help the users to have a better knowledge of the surrounding terrain, and thus allow them planning the routes more easily, maximizing the available outdoors time to take measures or make […]
Our project is to design an experiment to find out any bacterial life in rocks from the Utah desert, to grow it in culture, and to characterize it by a range of phenotypic and biochemical tests applicable in Martian conditions. We should be able to run these tests with very few equipment. Given that a […]