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IGLUNA

FIELD CAMPAIGN

FIELD CAMPAIGN

16 – 25 July 2021

Lucerne, Switzerland and online

The Field Campaign of the third edition of IGLUNA is taking place this year in a hybrid way. Some student teams travel to Switzerland and meet in Lucerne, while the others stay in their respective countries. From 16 to 25 July, they have the task of testing and demonstrating the technologies they developed during the 2020-2021 academic year around the theme “A space habitat with remote operations”.

Based on each country’s situation with regards to the COVID crisis, each team decides if they are able to come to Lucerne to complete their project or if they would rather join online from home. The teams travelling to Switzerland will set up their project on the Mount Pilatus above Lucerne and remotely operate them from the control room in the VERKEHRSHAUS – Swiss Museum of Transport.

teams locations

Project Team Lucerne Pilatus-Kulm Terrace Krienseregg (Pilatus) Remote operations from the Verkehrshaus Exhibition at Verkehrshaus Online
P01 GrowBotHub X X X X X
P02 LOOPS-M X X
P03 LUIEE X X X X X
P04 SAMPLE 2 X X X X X
P05 AIX2SPACE X X X X X
P06 Inflatable Habitat X X X
P07 CoRoDro X X X
P08 LIGHT2 X X
P09 Lunar Zebro X X X X X
P10 MISTLab X X
P11 REBELS X X X X X
P12 PowerHab X X

PROGRAMME

16:00 Inauguration Ceremony with Markus Landgraf (Exploration System Architect at the European Space Agency) and Renato Kproun (Head of the Swiss Space Office) at the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

Swiss Astronaut Claude Nicollier meets the teams and discovers the Field Campaign test bed on the Mount Pilatus as well as the exhibition and control room at the Verkehrshaus. No livestream.

16:00 Project show P12 PowerHab, live from the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P07 CoRoDro, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

11:00 Josef Aschbacher (Director General of the European Space Agency) meet the teams online together with Renato Krpoun and Johann Richard ( Head of Promotion Activities Economy and Science at the Swiss Space Office), live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

14:00 Project show P02 LOOPS-M, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P08 LIGHT2, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

14:00 Project show P06 Inflatable Habitat, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P10 MISTLab, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

14:00 Project show P04 SAMPLE 2, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P05 AIX2SPACE, live from the Verkehrshaus. Livestream link

14:00 Project show P03 LUIEE, live from the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P09 Lunar Zebro, live from the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

14:00 Project show P11 REBELS, live from the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

16:00 Project show P01 GrowBotHub, live from the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter from Germany meets the teams and discovers the Field Campaign test bed on the Mount Pilatus as well as the exhibition and control room at the Verkehrshaus. No livestream

18:15 – 19:30 Public presentation of ESA Astronaut Thomas Reiter at the Verkehrshaus: “Space for Europe – an overview of ESA’s space activities”. Livestream link

15:00 Closing Ceremony at the Mount Pilatus. Livestream link

Visit us in Lucerne or join the online events on our YouTube channel!

LOCATIONS

test bed and remote operations

IGLUNA 2021 not only challenges students to develop innovative space technology in one year, but also requires them to be able to control their systems remotely.

During the Field Campaign, the projects will be installed at several locations at the Peak of the Mount Pilatus at an altitude of 2132 metres. The Mount Pilatus is located high above Lucerne and will simulate several obstacles occuring during a space exploration mission: difficult access, rough terrain, uncertain weather conditions, slower data transmission and unability to access the system after its set-up.

The teams will set up their experiments from the 12-15 July and will conduct the tests remotely from the control installed at the VERKEHRSHAUS – Swiss Museum of Transport from the 16 July.

P03 LUIEE and P09 Lunar Zebro will be located at the Krienseregg station, while P01 GrowBotHub, P04 SAMPLE 2, P05 AIX2SPACE and P11 Rebels will be on the Pilatus-Kulm Terrace.

control room and exhibition

During the Field Campaign, the student teams will mainly be located at the VERKEHRSHAUS – Swiss Museum of Transport. On the one hand, this is where the control room will be located. This infrastructure will be installed for the occasion in the Aviation Hall by the company Rhein-Tec. In order to reproduce the real communications with objects on the Moon, a delay of up to 2.5 seconds is artificially introduced in the data transmission and the bandwidth is reduced. This system was developed and implemented by the IT Services of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in partnership with IGLUNA.

In addition, the teams will benefit from a dedicated area in the Aviation Hall to connect with the public through interactive activities, audiovisual material and models. The teams that won’t travel to Switzerland will be also able to showcase their projects at the exhibition by sending videos and prototypes.

online events

In order to reach the global community and to give visibility to the teams that can’t travel to Lucerne, we’ve decided to broadcast live events throughout the Field Campaign.

Each team will be given the opportunity to present the results of their project at the “Project shows” broadcasted live our YouTube channel. These presentations will take place daily from 17 to 23 July. In addition, several other events will punctuate the IGLUNA campaign, some of which will be streamed online. More information about the programme coming soon.

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