MTF – Systems setup
By February, all external hardware was installed, as well as the Atmosphere (Air) Management System (AMS), Nutrient Delivery System (NDS), Thermal Control System (TCS), Data Handling and Control Subsystem (DHCS), and the Illumination System (ILS).
Power was established between between Neumayer III and the Mobile Test Facility.
The data links between the MTF, Neumayer III and the Mission Control Center (MCC) in Bremen, Germany were established, including the video-conference link between the MTF and Bremen MCC.
Safety-relevant systems were tested.