CHILL-ICE III serves as a compelling demonstration of key technologies designed for extreme environments on Earth, space analogue terrestrial environments, and future extraterrestrial research.
Beyond its scientific objectives, CHILL-ICE III aims to showcase our advancements at ICEE.Space, highlighting our capabilities to host extended missions with enhanced comfort and safety measures. This mission also serves as a platform to present these missions beyond their scientific significance, illustrating the broader potential of our current technologies.
Lunar researchers have arrived on the lunar surface station, but something may be wrong with the heating elements; the crew will have to revert to the safety of a lava tube to survive the lunar night.
The lunar night will last for 14 Earth days, during which the crew must survive with highly limited operation time on the surface. The lava tube has been researched before, but research operations inside have always been limited to robotic exploration. We know the inside of the cave and some local features, but sending humans inside was not a part of the planning yet, we only can use the research habitat, originally planned for 2-to-3-day short research campaigns.
Now, with limited resources, workspace, and time to get there, the crew of four astronauts will descend into the darkness in the hope of surviving.
January 28th, 23h59 CET
BioMedical/Human Well-being/Psychology Research
February 28th, 23h59 CET
Engineering/Robotics/Natural/Environmental Science Research
February 15th, 23h59 CET
Who do you need to be – Have extreme environment experience, work or study in a STEM or IE field, be a good team player and good under stress, be available for the mission in August!