(30/09/22) Eurasian Space Ventures (ESV) showcased an
experimental space module at the Digital Bridge 2022 Forum in
Astana, Kazakhstan earlier this week.
The ground-based experimental complex is one of
the compartments of the space station in which researchers will
“The purpose of creating the module is to simulate
the main features of a manned flight into space,” said Shukhrat Ibragimov,
Founder of Eurasian Space
Ventures, member of the Board of Directors of Eurasian Bank. “We have studied
all the testers’ needs and taken into account the best world
practices used in work on the ISS, as well as within the projects
of NASA, Roscosmos and the European Space Agency. Now Kazakhstan
can provide them and other scientific circles with a unique
platform for conducting various experiments in a closed
Now the forum has finished, the module has been
given to the
Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary National Company for installation on the
territory of the national space center in Astana, Kazakhstan’s
Aydin Aimbetov, Chairman of the Management Board of Kazakhstan
Gharysh Sapary NC JSC, the famous Kazakh cosmonaut and initiator
of the module’s creation, said that experiments in the
module would begin in the near future. According to him, the
Kazakhstani experimental complex will be able to host hundreds of
scientists in the future and open its doors to tourists who want
to feel like members of the space crew.
A group of scientists and future astronauts will
be sent on a long-term research mission to the space module. For
the entire period of the experiment, the research team will be
tested in a confined space, allowing the
necessary data on the health and behavior of future crew members
to be collected as well as their psychological compatibility, and to identify hotbeds of tension
within the team while they perform technical tasks coming from the
command post during the entire flight simulation experiment.
Technical Features of the
– The complex is a system of 4 modules – an
engineering module with an imitation of a command post, a service
module, a residential module and a life support module – with a
total length of 24 meters, a width of 3.5 meters and a ceiling
height of 2.1 to create conditions as close to space as possible.
– Up to 5 specialists can work in the command post
at the same time. Workstations are equipped with touch controls
and auxiliary screens that display on-board statistics. The
service module in the form of a meeting room allows team
work, communications with the station and plan problem solving.
– The residential module is equipped with
everything necessary for human life and is divided into 3 zones: a
compact kitchen with a dining room, a bedroom in the form of two
bunk beds and closets for personal use, as well as a bathroom and
– Each of the modules of the center can work
independently, as it is directly connected to the life support
module, inside which all communications are located.
– The thermal
insulation in the module exceeds the standard of the urban
environment by 3 times.
– The modules are equipped with an air supply and
exhaust system, heating and air conditioning systems, climate
control, as well as fire alarms and emergency exit.
– All modules are equipped with sound accompaniment,
as well as smart lighting with the possibility of implementing
various stay scenarios. Thanks to the smart automation system,
there is the possibility of voice control for transmitting
commands to all modules and controlling its parts, as well as the
possibility of developing and adjusting various scenarios.
Eurasian Space Ventures is the first Kazakh
private space company engaged in attracting the world’s leading
companies and space industry technologies to the country.
founder of ESV is Shukhrat Ibragimov, an entrepreneur, member of
the Board of Managers of the ERG international mining company, and a
member of the Board of Directors of Eurasian Bank and Eurasia IC.