Expert Talk with Space Architect Georgi Petrov

Academic Director Dr. Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger invited space architect Georgi Petrov to hold an online Expert Talk on space habitats. Read more about the engineer and Associate Director at the New York office of SOM.

Space Habitat and Astronaut

Georgi Petrov is a space architect and designer who currently works at SOM, NY. He is known for his innovative designs for space habitats, lunar bases, and Mars missions. Petrov has worked on a variety of projects for NASA, private companies, and international space agencies.

One of Petrov's notable achievements is his work on the design of the International Space Station (ISS). Petrov was involved in the early planning and design stages of the ISS, and he helped to create the overall concept and layout of the space station. He also worked on the development of the life support and environmental control systems for the ISS.

Petrov has also been involved in the design of lunar bases and habitats for long-duration missions on the Moon. He has proposed several innovative designs for lunar bases, including a modular habitat system that can be expanded and reconfigured as needed. Petrov has also worked on the development of advanced technologies for in-situ resource utilization, which could enable astronauts to extract and process resources from the lunar surface to support human exploration and settlement.

In addition to his work on space habitats and lunar bases, Petrov has also proposed innovative designs for Mars missions. He has proposed using inflatable habitats and other lightweight structures to reduce the mass and cost of missions to Mars. Petrov has also worked on the development of advanced propulsion systems, such as nuclear thermal propulsion, that could enable faster and more efficient missions to Mars and other destinations in the solar system.

Overall, Georgi Petrov's work as a space architect and designer has made significant contributions to the field of space exploration and has helped to advance our understanding of how humans can live and work in space for extended periods of time.

Georgi Petrov will teach in the Executive MBA Space Architecture and share his knowledge with participants.

Have a look at the recorded Expert Talk from February 2023:

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