TU Dresden is my Uni because space travel opens up fascinating horizons to us. We are developing new technologies for the journey into space and for our arrival in the future.
The work at TU Dresden enables me to make a childhood dream come true: to participate in developing and researching new technologies for space travel. This is what I am working on as a doctoral candidate at the Chair of Space Systems.
The Chair, which is located at the Institute of Aerospace Engineering of TU Dresden, researches novel propulsion concepts, energy and sensor systems, as well as new technologies for spacecraft and satellites. The transfer of technology into terrestrial applications is of great importance here.
Together with the Saxon company Cortex Biophysik GmbH, the Chair of Space Systems has developed a smart system for monitoring physical fitness before, during and after a stay in space. The system was tested by the German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been part of a long-term mission at the International Space Station ISS since June 2018. The test made Gerst break out into a proper sweat: while working out on the ergometer, he wore a special chest strap with integrated sensors that measured the respiratory gases such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, respiratory flow, heartbeat and also the body core temperature in the head and chest areas. The electronics in the chest strap transmitted the measurement data via wireless transfer to the Columbus space laboratory on the ISS and on to ground control.
The aim of this project, called “MetabolicSpace”, is to develop a small system that can be attached to the body for monitoring the physical condition of astronauts and future space tourists.
TU Dresden is my Uni because space travel opens up fascinating horizons to us. We are developing new technologies for […]