Our Partners & Clients
Peter WEISS and Jean-Jacques FAVIER, two of the co-founders of Spartan Space, developed the EuroHab concept, an inflatable habitat for missions on the surface of Moon or Mars. Late 2020, the EuroHab concept won the “Lunar village” special mention at the Jacques Rougerie Foundation – Institut de France International Architecture Competition.
Following this award, a scaled prototype of the habitat was selected to be exhibited in the French pavilion during Expo 2020 Dubai starting in October 2021.
Client : ESA
Clent : CNES
Partners : Liquifier, OHB, Zulkhe, Azimut
Client : ESA
Future missions on the Moon will require the development of novel methods to set-up habitats, shelters and infrastructure by using in-situ resources. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872336. The sole responsibility for the content of this publication lies with the authors.
Partner : Tiwari Scientific Instrument
Client : Galactica Orbital Project funded by European Commision
Meet the team
Spartan Space is a startup developing smart habitats for space and underwater.The company is headquartered in France and was created in 2021. It is managed by a group of Senior Space and Underwater Engineers, Astronauts and Architects.
Dr Peter Weiss
CEO & Founder
Dr. Jean-Jacques Favier
Chief Science Officer
Space Shuttle Flight STS-78
Head of Operations, Mechanical Engineering
Head of System and Avionics Engineering
Space Shuttle Flights STS-66, STS-84, STS-103
Mr. Jacques ROUGERIE
Member of Institut de France
FRENCH SPACE STARTUP BUILDS INGENIOUS NEW INFLATABLE LUNAR HABITAT PROTOTYPE
In only three months, Spartan Space —- an eight-month-old Marseille, France-based commercial space startup —- has proffered an ingenious new design for a semi-permanent lunar habitat. The prototype, currently known as ‘Euro Hab’ will hopefully find a home in either NASA’s forthcoming Artemis effort to return astronauts to the Moon, or the European Space Agency’s (ESA) own plans for late 2020s crewed lunar surface missions.
GOING BACK TO THE MOON, TO STAY THERE
Six months after the installation of the Biden administration Biden administration, the return to the Moon promised by Donald Trump – this time on a permanent basis – remains well underway. Although a few obstacles will cause the timetable to slip, the great dream of the 1960s now seems inevitable.
AN INFLATABLE MOON SHELTER PROJECT
The young French start-up Spartan Space has imagined a habitat intended to facilitate the exploration of the Moon. NASA’s Artemis program aims to explore, from 2025 or 2030, the South Pole of the Moon. Often presented as being the most suitable for starting a lunar colony, this region includes craters whose bottom, in permanent darkness, could conceal large quantities of water ice. There are also areas perpetually exposed to the Sun, suitable for energy production.
TOULOUSE: INFLATABLE HABITAT OR INDOOR AGRICULTURE, START-UPS PREPARE THE INSTALLATION OF MAN ON THE MOON
Just as the future inhabitants will have to feed themselves, they will also have to have a roof. While waiting to build housing made of regolith, the lunar dust, Spartan Space, also part of the TechTheMoon adventure, has developed an inflatable habitat concept.
LUNAR LANDER IN DUBAI
This mockup represents a hybrid between part of ESA’s European Lunar Logistics Lander (EL3) and the French EUROHAB concept. It is currently on display at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubaiof ESA’s European Lunar Logistics Lander is currently on display at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai.
ISÈRE: A PROTOTYPE OF A LUNAR HOUSE DEVELOPED IN SASSENAGE
A prototype of a lunar habitat has been partially developed at Air Liquide’s premises in Sassenage in Isère. It should take off tomorrow, Thursday, October 7, 2021, for Dubai to take part in the World Expo.