August 10, 2017, the Russian cryocompany Kriorus concluded a long-term agreement with the consortium Space Technologies on sending cryonized patients, cryonified animals, and DNA samples into orbit for long-term cryopreservation. The agreement also includes research in the field of cryonics and hypobiosis in near-Earth orbit.
On photo: Julia Arkhipova and Valeria Udalova (Pride)
The technology of sending cryonated patients and cryopreservation in earth orbit is an innovation by Russian scientists, a unique offer in the world and the only one for today. Innovation involves Russian enterprises with Russian technologies, all developments are the intellectual property of Russian specialists and companies. The implementation of innovation involves a public-private partnership of Russian companies, the partners stressed.
According to the partners, this project is aimed at the development of Russian science, astronautics and economics. Innovative technologies within the framework of the agreement provide for the attraction of financial resources to the Russian economy, providing Russian enterprises and institutions, both public and private, with investments from various countries. Any person or any company or any state can use the opportunity to send a cryonized body or brain.
According to the consortium Space Technologies and the company Kriorus, the procedure for shipping (the so-called nano- or mini-satellite with a cryocapsule) has a strict protocol agreed with the Russian and international legislation, technical requirements and its own schedule.
Sending a nanosatellite with a cryocapsule into orbit will be carried out by Russian launch vehicles, while the payload can be sent into orbit as part of the “groupage cargo” or individually. The method of departure will affect only the cost of shipping and the duration of the preparation of an individual launch vehicle. The period of preparation for the shipment of individual cargo will be approximately two years. Sending by rocket carrier has its own insurance and guarantees, the partners said. The customer can choose an orbit.
A device with a cryonized body or brain capsule will have a device and a coating that is safe for heating / cooling, which will also protect the capsule from the effects of cosmic radiation and allow the sealed capsule to be stored in an unchanged, specified state. In the event of a capsule leakage, information about an emergency situation will be received by the Earth, from where the devices will be monitored and controlled with the stored body or brain of cryopatients in order to timely troubleshoot. In the event of such a situation in the future it is planned to use the repair satellites currently under development.
The expected cost of storing in a near-earth orbit of a cryonated brain in the company KrioRus is from 250,000 US dollars. The cost of sending and preserving the body of a cryonized person in orbit has not yet been established.
In the future, it is planned to continue the work initiated by cosmonautics pioneer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, research in the field of hypobiosis – a reversible sharp decrease in the intensity of life processes, which is important for the development of astronautics and deep space exploration. Also, the development of nano-and mini-satellites for the brain and body of cryopatients will be the prototype of the rescue cryocapsule for the next-generation spacecraft.
Under the terms of sending cryopatients to orbit and conducting relevant research, you can contact the specialists of Kryorus, starting from August 21, 2017.