QinetiQ Space has developed a number of key technologies for future planetary missions and exploration programmes:

  • Bio-sealing mechanisms developed to fully contain possibly contaminated samples and sample containers
  • Sample drilling and collection mechanisms
  • Landing systems for Mars and the moon
  • Berthing and Docking systems

QinetiQ Space provides solutions for human health and life support, necessary for long term missions.

Such solutions are also helping to advance healthcare and environment monitoring and control on earth.

  • A number of integrated, efficient, fast and enjoyable countermeasures, maintaining the astronaut’s health during space flights
  • Recycling and advanced life support technology


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