This project is solving the Deployable Greenhouse challenge.
The Deployable Independent Greenhouse Systems (DIGS) project aims to develop a self-sustained bioregenerative environment capable of producing fresh and freeze-dried food to supply missions en route to the moon, Mars, or Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), thereby reducing or eliminating the need to carry perishables to orbit. This reduces the overall launch mass and storage space, allowing for lesser fuel needs and lower costs per launch. The DIGS can be launched to its location at Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 (EML2) well ahead of a mission that will utilize its resources and will preserve food (or leave it fresh upon request) for astronauts to retrieve later. Future deployment locations include on orbit around planetary bodies (moon, Mars, etc.) or NEOs. Implications include future commercial use, including effects on space tourism.
Project InformationLicense: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0
Source Code/Project URL: https://github.com/darkmoonsinger/DIGS