NASA Introduces LED Growth Lights To Grow Fresh Vegetables For Astronauts.
- Jun 05, 2018 -

NASA said the LED growth lamp will be used to grow tomatoes and fresh salad leaves to provide food for astronauts on the international space station.——LED Growth lamp


The researchers made a growing room in Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and dimmed the LED lighting system to provide the best conditions when the system was eventually installed at the international space station.


The team is adjusting the lighting conditions to optimize the growth of plants under various conditions and then replicate these scenes in the advanced plant habitat (AdvancedPlant Habitat) of the international space station to meet the complex needs of producing food in space.——LED Growth lamp


The growth cycle of plants can be controlled and accelerated by radiation at different wavelengths, so that plants can be harvested more frequently or as needed. The special formula can not only optimize the yield and growth time, but also increase the content of vitamins and nutrients in plants, and enhance some flavors. LED can not only provide customized bioactive lighting, but also very effective.——LED Growth lamp


The researchers used OSRAM's Phytofy RL system, which includes a UV channel that allows researchers to add short ultraviolet rays to understand how plants react and change. It also includes irradiance diagrams so that scientists do not need to measure irradiance before changing the setting of light.


In recent years, NASA has been exploring the possibility of planting cereal crops under controlled conditions for long space missions. A team led by NASA plant physiologist Ray Wheeler has been studying how to effectively grow safe and fresh food crops in space.——LED Growth lamp


Recently, astronauts from the International Space Station harvested and ate all kinds of red lettuce. They grew in a plant growth system called Veggie.


OSRAM's Steve Graves said: "in the past decades, many of the coolest and most profitable inventions in the world are scientists from NASA. It is an honor to use our technology to further promote innovation. "——LED Growth lamp


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