ESA extends and expands the contract on MOSES (Medical Operation Support & Engineering Services) with Danish Aerospace Company A/S. The contract contains support on medical equipment and health monitoring of astronauts on the International Space Station.
As mentioned in DAC’s company announcement no. 36, ESA has now activated the option to extend the contract to 2023.
” We are very pleased that ESA has again extended the contract for 2023 and activated the option which request us to prepare another one of our Portable PFS health monitoring Flight model systems for upload to ISS.” - says CEO for DAC, Thomas A. E. Andersen.
Danish Aerospace Company has so far supported over 75 health- and fitness sessions from its control center in Odense since DAC's equipment was introduced as a standard for these tests in May 2017. Prior to this, DAC conducted a variety of preliminary fitness sessions from July 2006 to 2017. These fitness tests are performed on the company's CEVIS space ergometer and with the company's PPFS respiratory health monitoring equipment.
ESA has now extended and increased the company's MOSES contract through the end of 2023 by activating this option in the contract. Further, there is still an option to prolong it for 2024, which ESA can activate in the future. The extension and increase have a value of approx. DKK 2,6 million. (approx. EUR 310k)
“Monitoring of astronauts’ health is closely connected to their exercise and the exercise equipment we develop. It is essential for astronauts to always be in good physical shape in space. This is because in the event of medical or technical problems on the space station, they must be well prepared quickly to return to Earth and its gravity or, in the event of problems, be able to undertake a spacewalk with repairs outside the space station. Therefore, regular health monitoring and fitness tests are essential.” - says Thomas A. E. Andersen
On Saturday November 26th, DAC’s Portable-PFS system was launched on the Dragon cargo spacecraft to return to the International Space Station after having been back on Earth for an update and service maintenance. Further ESA has asked DAC to prepare one more PPFS for a future launch.
About Danish Aerospace Company A/S:
Danish Aerospace Company (DAC) is a high-tech company operating in the area of advanced medical instrumentation and other engineering fields primarily within space applications and other extreme environments.
The DAC products are based on many years of specialized research and development. These consist of developing, integrating, and applying new as well as established medical technologies to the challenges of functioning and remaining reliable in space. These products and services bring the potential of space research and experience from space operations down to Earth for the benefit of all Mankind.
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Thomas A. E. Andersen, CEO, Danish Aerospace Company A/S