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Sensors, resource efficient design for space agriculture

AstroPlant is a hydroponics kit to better understand how edible plants grow so we know how to feed future inhabitants of space. It is a closed ‘growbox’ with a plant inside and various sensors to monitor and control the environment (the temperature, humidity, etc). A DIY kit of the growbox is sent to citizen explorers and students across the world to teach them how to build a simple hydroponics system. During the entire growth cycle, data will be collected and transmitted to ESA scientists for analysis.

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