The Emerging Technologies Development Laboratory (EmTDLab) has publicly launched Space Div., a new business line that develops advanced materials for space radiation protection during the Global Space & Technology Conference hosted by the Singapore Space & Technology Association on February 6th. EmTDLab is the sole privately owned, non academic, non military venture with European roots based in South East Asia that conducts research and development in that matter.
EmTDLab develops advanced capabilities to extend human existence to deep space. The first priority is to develop materials that will significantly minimise the exposure of the human body and on-board electronics to space radiation. Our goal is to reduce the radiation risk for the crew to a level As Low As Reasonably Achievable - ALARA. Ideally, this level down where the risk for radiation exposure in space is comparable to the one on Earth.
Space Radiation Protection Technologies - SRPT is the code-name for the project since its start in June 2018. The public announcement comes as the first milestone has been reached by EmTDLab this February 6th, namely the basic research phase is complete. EmTDLab now enters the phase of research to feasibility. This second phase is supported by a crowdfunding campaign to fund hardcore research item such as intellectual property and early stage scientific collaborations.