SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture)

Develops human-supporting design concepts for living in space and space exploration.

Created: 2020-05-02

Updated: 2023-09-03

Founded
Country
2015
USA
Website
Space Exploration Architecture
Social
SEArch+ (Space Exploration Architecture)

Product/Service - Lunar Lantern, Lunar Landing Pad, Mars X-House V1

Classification
Surface Habitats & Structures
Category
Space Architecture Office
Surface Habitats
Landing Pads
Fields
Space Architecture Office
Status
Concept
First launch
Not announced

Continuing a decade-long association with NASA’s Johnson Space Center Human Habitability Division & Langley Research Center, the mission of SEArch+ is to conceive, investigate, and produce innovative 'human-centered' designs which enable human beings to not only live, but thrive in space environments beyond Earth. 

Lunar Lantern

Lunar Lantern, a base concept developed by ICON as part of a NASA-supported project to build a sustainable outpost on the Moon.

This proposal is currently being showcased as part of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at the La Biennale di Venezia museum in Venice, Italy. The Lunar Lantern emerged from Project Olympus, a research and development program made possible thanks to a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract and funding from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

Lunar Landing Pad

The SUNFLOWER VAULT Lunar landing pad schematic design concept for 3D printed Lunar Settlement with associated infrastructure as part of the NASA-MSFC led Pioneering “Olympus’ Lunar Base project. 

Mars X-House V1

X-House is the fourth prize winner of Virtual Design Level 1, 60% Design, within NASA’s Phase 3 Habitat Challenge. Prioritizing safety, redundancy, and the wellbeing of the crew above the Martian surface, Mars X-House seeks to exceed current radiation standards while safely connecting the crew to natural light and views to the Martian landscape.

Mars Ice Home

Mars Ice Home is a collaborative project with NASA Langley Research Center to develop a feasibility study for a habitat made of ice on Mars.

Pratt (XHab) Transit Habitat

In a challenge presented by NASA, Pratt architecture and industrial design students were inspired to address design concerns related to space travel. For an interdisciplinary studio class led by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture Michael Morris and Adjunct Associate Professor of Industrial Design Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, the students worked on the eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) 2016 Academic Innovation Challenge “Human Centered: Designs for the Mars Transit Habitat,” a NASA project collaboration with academic institutions to develop a transit habitat, or module, for the exploration of Mars.

Mars Ice House

Mars Ice House is the winner of NASA's Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat on Mars

Mars X-House V2

MARS X-HOUSE is the first place winner in 100% Virtual Design within NASA’s Phase 3 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. MARS X HOUSE employs an evidence-based design process to introduce the design and constructability of a future habitat for a crew of four to live and work on Mars for the duration of one Earth year. MARS X HOUSE is designed to exceed radiation standards in order to ensure human health, and vitally connects the crew to natural light and views of the Martian landscape. 

Similar Organizations

MANGALA - THE 3D PRINTED MARTIAN HABITAT

Space Architecture Office

AAKA Space

Early stage

LUNARK Moon Habitat

Surface Habitats, Space Architecture Office

SAGA Space Architects

Concept

uG-LilyPond, MarsOasis

Space Suits & Garments, Space Architecture Office

Space Lab Technologies

Concept

Space Architecture Office

Teague

Concept

Mars Lava Tube Pressurization Project (MLTPP)

Surface Habitats

4th Planet Logistics

Concept

Aperture

In-Space Manufacturing, Surface Habitats

Additive Space Technologies

Development

ASTRA

Surface Habitats, Space Construction Company

AI Spacefactory

Development

Surface Habitats

Astrea (Astreia)

Cancelled, Concept

B330, First Base

Commercial Space Station, Surface Habitats

Bigelow Space Operations

Dormant

CR3 Rover

Commercial Rover, Surface Habitats

Ceres Robotics

Early stage

Commercial Lander, Surface Habitats

CosmoX (India)

Early stage

Surface Habitats

Crowdspace

Concept

In-Space Manufacturing, Surface Habitats

Deep Space Ecology

Early stage

Surface Habitats

Hassell Studio

Concept

Olympus, Lunar Lantern

Space Construction Company, Surface Habitats

ICON

Development

Sol (Launch, Entry, Abort Spacesuit)

Surface Habitats, Spacesuit

ILC Dover

Development

Surface Habitats

Indigo Aerospace Design

Early stage

Remnant

Surface Habitats

Instarz

Dormant, Early stage

BioPod, NUCLEUS

Surface Habitats, In-Space Manufacturing

Interstellar Lab

Development

Spacediving Suit

Space Suits & Garments, Spacediving, Commercial Lunar Lander, Surface Habitats

Kepler Shipyards

Concept, Dormant

Surface Habitats

LavaHive

Dormant, Concept

In-Space Manufacturing, Surface Habitats

LodeStar

Early stage

MAPP, HL-MAPP

Commercial Rover, Surface Habitats, ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)

Lunar Outpost

Development

Orbital Can Station, MDRS FARMM

Commercial Space Station, Surface Habitats, In-Space Manufacturing, ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)

Nexus Aurora

Concept

PneumoPlanet

Surface Habitats

Pneumocell

Concept

The Project

Surface Habitats

Proudly Human

Concept

Stargate, Terran-R, Terran-1

Surface Habitats, Space Construction Company, Commercial Space Station, In-Space Manufacturing

Relativity Space

Development, Concept

LUNARK Moon Habitat

Surface Habitats, Space Architecture Office

SAGA Space Architects

Concept

EUROHAB

Surface Habitats

Spartan Space

Development

Surface Habitats

Stellar Amenities

Concept

Artemis Project

Commercial Moon Base, Space Advocacy, Surface Habitats

The Lunar Resources Company

Concept

Surface Habitats, In-Space Assembly, In-Orbit Data Storage, Lunar Data Center

United Space Structures

Early stage

Space Construction Company, Landing Pads

Astroport Space Technologies (XArc, Exploration Architecture)

Development

Moon Lander XL-1

Transport Service (LEO-Moon), Commercial Lunar Lander, Landing Pads

Masten Space Systems (Astrobotic)

Acquired, Development

In-Space Manufacturing, Landing Pads, Space Mining

Redwire

Development