Technology to the Moon and Beyond
Clara Venture Labs (formerly Prototech) has a long history of success in space.
October 3, 2023
Clara Venture Labs (formerly Prototech) in Bergen has won various contracts from the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide technology for space.
This includes special filters for the European module Orion which is NASA's new lunar spacecraft designed to transport astronauts and equipment to the future international space station at the moon
The filters prevent water from entering the pipes responsible for channeling air into both the service module and the habitation module. This is crucial in order to maintainin the air supply, particularly within the habitation module where astronauts reside in the lunar spacecraft.
ESA provides the European service module for Orion. So far, four Orion spacecraft have been built, and more are on their way for future launches in NASA's new moon program, Artemis.
The recently launched ESA space telescope, Euclid, also includes technology from Clara Venture Labs. Euclid's mission is to map out more than one billion galaxies, with the potential to reveal the vast cosmic structure of the universe.
Clara Venture Labs is currently working on several projects, including the development of an energy system on the moon. They are researching the possibility of farming Norwegian salmon in space as a food source for astronauts.