Position Paper - Consolidating the Swiss activities and rationale for ALSS and MELiSSA development

Position Paper - Consolidating the Swiss activities and rationale for ALSS and MELiSSA development
07/11/2019

Switzerland has performed a survey of its industry, universities and research centres and confirms the very high synergies of MELiSSA space research with terrestrial challenges.

With this Position Paper, the Swiss stakeholders active in the field of Advanced Life Support Systems (ALSS), including those directly involved in the R&D and technology transfer of related space and Earth- based solutions, would like to express their strong interest in the ongoing Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative (MELiSSA) Project of the European Space Agency (ESA).

In the context of the preparation of the forthcoming ESA Ministerial Council Space19+, the overall objectives of this Swiss Position Paper are:

a. To develop an ALSS roadmap, encompassing the three main pillars of the Swiss Space Policy and

b. To demonstrate that the development of the field of ALSS would benefit from a consolidated and concerted effort from the Swiss stakeholders, especially within the framework of ESA’s MELiSSA Project.

 

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