Upcoming mission


Construction of a Habitat Inside a Lunar-analogue Lava-tube - ICEland


4 - 31 Aug 2024


14 days


4 analogue astronauts



This upcoming mission represents an elevated standard of international cooperation, placing a primary emphasis on human wellbeing and human-robotic interaction.

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.

Mission Scenario

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.

Call for Research proposals


March 15th, 23h59 CET

Engineering/Robotics/Natural/Environmental Science Research

Applications for BioMedical/Human Well-being/Psychology Research are closed. 

We are looking for proposals for research experiments on the following topics:

Biology & Medical

Human Well-being & Psychology

Natural & Environmental Sciences

Engineering & Robotics

Download the files below and submit your research today!