Miracle Israel Nazarious

Miracle Israel Nazarious
University of Aberdeen | ABDN · Department of Planetary Sciences

Research Fellow in Planetary Sciences at University of Aberdeen
Project Manager of HABIT/ExoMars 2022 instrument, Astrobiology Lab In-charge, building planetary exploration instruments

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Introduction
Inspired and passionate PhD candidate in space instrument development and qualification, striving towards multi-disciplinary research and innovation in space science and technology for planetary exploration. Let's begin with Moon and Mars. Research focus: Space technology design and development, space instrumentation, calibration, validation and qualification, planetary atmospheres, surfaces and sub-surfaces, in-situ resource utilization (ISRU), habitability, astrobiology, space exploration.
Additional affiliations
February 2017 - July 2017
Luleå University of Technology
Position
  • Researcher
Education
August 2017 - September 2021
Luleå University of Technology
Field of study
  • PhD candidate in Instrument prototyping, calibration and validation for planetary exploration
October 2014 - September 2016
Luleå University of Technology
Field of study
  • Space Science and Technology
September 2009 - May 2013
Nehru Group of Institutions
Field of study
  • Aeronautics

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Publications (24)
Thesis
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This PhD thesis describes, from an engineering perspective, some of the preliminary steps that need to be implemented to facilitate the human exploration of Mars. It focuses on the development of a set of novel scientific or technology demonstrator instruments. The engineering problem starts with a conceptual idea and the definition of individual fun...
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The supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals to keep the Health Care Professionals (HCP) safe taking care of patients may be limited, especially during the outbreak of a new disease. In particular, the face and body protective equipment is critical to prevent the wearer from exposure to pathogenic biological airborne particulates....
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The ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has been one of the most significant challenges to humankind in centuries. The extremely contagious nature of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has put forth an immense pressure on the health sector. In order to mitigate the stress on the healthcare systems especially to battle the crisis of...
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Metabolt is a portable soil incubator to characterize the metabolic activity of microbial ecosystems in soils. It measures the electrical conductivity, the redox potential, and the concentration of certain metabolism-related gases in the headspace just above a given sample of regolith. In its current design, the overall weight of Metabolt, includin...
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We describe a versatile simulation chamber that operates under representative space conditions (pressures from < 10−5 mbar to ambient and temperatures from 163 to 423 K), the SpaceQ chamber. This chamber allows to test instrumentation, procedures, and materials and evaluate their performance when exposed to outgassing, thermal vacuum, low temperatu...
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The HABIT (HabitAbility: Brine Irradiation and Temperature) instrument is a European payload of the ExoMars 2022 Surface Platform Kazachok that will characterize the present-day habitability at its landing place in Oxia Planum, Mars. HABIT consists of two modules: (i) EnvPack (Environmental Package) that monitors the thermal environment (air and gr...
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The HabitAbility: Brines, Irradiation and Temperature (HABIT) instrument will be part of the ExoMars 2020 mission (ESA/Roscosmos) and will be the first European In-situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) instrument capable of producing liquid water on Mars. HABIT is composed by two modules: Environmental Package (EnvPack) and Brine Observation Transition...
Poster
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The certain imbalance in the water utilization and distribution have significantly affected the water security globally including megacities like New York, Chicago in the United States, Brazil’s São Paulo, South Africa’s Cape Town and various parts of China and India. Studies suggest that, this is being driven not just by climate change, but by pop...
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The HABIT (HabitAbility, Brines, Irradiation and Temperature) instrument, will be the first Swedish Instrument that will land on the surface of Mars as a part of the ExoMars 2020 mission (ESA/IKI). It is also the first European ISRU (In-situ Resource Utilization) instrument capable of producing liquid water on Mars extracting atmospheric water vapo...
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Surface temperature is one of the critical environmental components for a long-term climate monitoring on Mars, with implications on the search for conditions to support life. The HABIT (Habitability: Brines, Irradiation, and Temperature) instrument onboard the ExoMars 2020 Surface Platform (ESA-IKI Roscosmos) will investigate the habitability of p...
Poster
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This work describes the new SpaceQ (Space Qualification) chamber at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and its performance. This chamber is designed to operate instrumentation in representative space conditions (vacuum, Mars atmosphere, Earth stratosphere, lunar environment, etc.) and to validate their performance by acquiring real-time data i...
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The present article summarizes a pilot knowledge co-creation process experience done with a group of 15 eleven and twelve years old students of Porsöskolan, a public school near Luleå Tekniska Universitet from September 2018 to January 2019. The experience is based on a true research project of the Group of Atmospheric Science (GAS) Content lists a...
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The search for unequivocal proofs of liquid water on present day Mars is a prominent domain of research with implications on habitability and future Mars exploration. The HABIT (Habitability: Brines, Irradiation, and Temperature) instrument that will be on-board the ExoMars 2020 Surface Platform (ESA-IKI Roscosmos) will investigate the habitability...
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The search for unequivocal proofs of liquid water on present day Mars is a prominent domain of research with implications on habitability and future Mars exploration. The HABIT (Habitability: Brines, Irradiation, and Temperature) instrument that will be on-board the ExoMars 2020 Surface Platform (ESA-IKI Roscosmos) will investigate the habitability...
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The deep subsurface of other planetary bodies is of special interest for robotic and human exploration. The subsurface provides access to planetary interior processes, thus yielding insights into planetary formation and evolution. On Mars, the subsurface might harbour the most habitable conditions. In the context of human exploration, the subsurfac...
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We suggest to use the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) spacecraft as an enabling platform to demonstrate long time functionality under different gravitational environments of a self-sustained greenhouse and to solve the problem of providing critical resources such as water, oxygen and food to humans in space, where harsh climatic conditions impede farming...
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The GAUSS-PRO is a multiple-purpose experiment based on the improvement of propellant gauging methods for Electric Propulsion (EP) systems. Its effective use is critical for the success of the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) mission in terms of: (i) planning attitude and orbital manoeuvres, which is essential in this mission with multiple orbits; and (ii)...
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We propose active phased array radar to track and catalogue space debris at high altitudes on DSG platform. Present estimates of debris in orbit, by statistical models indicate: 29 000 objects of size > 10cm 750 000 objects of size 1cm - 10cm 166 million objects of size 1mm - 1cm And the numbers are ever increasing due to the increased frequency of...
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The idea of this experiment is to provide a platform for testing various kinds of coating, paint, materials, components etc. to determine that the experiment being tested is suitable/viable to be applied on future spacecraft/space stations used for deep-space travel. The platform can also be used to test anything designed to be placed on the outsid...
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A thorough scientific understanding of the spectral distribution of the infrared energy emitted by the Earth system is of the utmost importance, being fundamentally linked to the Earth’s Radiation Budget (ERB), and implicitly containing signatures of many of the components responsible for driving, and responding to, climate change. In the global me...
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The idea of this proposal is to use the Deep Space Gateway (DSG) spacecraft as a platform to house an autonomous robotic manipulation (ARM) enabled bio-examination and protection station (Fig. 1) to perform biological activity examination on extra-terrestrial samples obtained from different celestial bodies and sterilize samples before returning to...

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Projects (7)
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Method to utilize space data and technology to ensure sustainable urban water management and contribute to alleviate global water crisis.
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In-situ ammonia producing instrument as renewable energy source.