According to Russian media reports, the Russian region of the International Space Station will install a new lighting system that simulates the change of day and night light. For this reason, Russian Energy Rocket Space Company has developed a light source with variable light energy. Scientists believe that related technologies will benefit the astronaut's health - ensuring normal rhythm and psychological comfort.
It is learned that from the Energy Rocket Space Company, it is known that in addition to the lights being used, light sources with special functions will be introduced on the International Space Station.
The company said: "In order to make it easier for astronauts to adapt to the environment of the Russian space in the International Space Station, we have developed light sources that can change over time. Bright dynamic changes will mimic the Earth's day and night - morning, day and night."
The Institute of Medical Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which has participated in the testing of spacecraft lighting systems, believes that the installation of new lamps will have a positive impact on the health of astronauts.
The Institute’s spokesman Alexander Smolevski explained: “This kind of lighting allows people to have a natural circadian rhythm, just like in an earth environment.”
He said that lighting that models the conditions of the earth will create psychological comfort and promote the regulation of the rhythm of the work cycle.
He pointed out: “Even on Earth, people spend most of their time under artificial light sources, especially in the winter months. In addition to simulating day and night changes, they need to be supplemented to allow work to be done at any time. Light sources. The systems are not mutually exclusive but complement each other."
It is expected that the new lighting system will be first installed in the experimental cabin, including small research cabins. These lights will also be placed in places that astronauts do not frequent, in order to create a work gap for them to breathe out.
Space stations in the United States are also conducting similar tests. NASA revealed that the relevant system has arrived at the space station. The agency said: "The light-emitting diodes can repair sleep and improve the overall state of the body. And it consumes less energy and lasts longer than ordinary lights."
Energy Rocket Space Company stated that it is continuing to manufacture new lighting fixtures and R&D control instruments. The new system is scheduled to be put into use in Russia in 2019.
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