Astronomy:SVET plant growth system

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SVET (Russian: свет, "light") was a plant cultivation unit on the Kristall module of the Mir space station. It was installed in 1990 and operated until 2001.[1] Brassica rapa was successfully grown there in 1997.[2][3]

The project was a joint Russian-Bulgarian one, developed at the Space Research and Technology Institute in Sofia.[4]


  1. Mishev, Dimitar (2004) (in Bulgarian). Space Research in Bulgaria. Marin Drinov Publishing House. p. 162. ISBN 954-430-994-2. "16 June 1990: Onboard research on the Mir Space Station under the Interkosmos program begin with the Bulgarian-developed SVET space greenhouse ..." 
  2. "SVET Plant Growth System". Retrieved 20 July 2018. 
  3. T. Ivanova, et al., First Successful Space Seed-to-Seed Plant Growth Experiment in the SVET-2 Space Greenhouse in 1997
  4. Ivanova, Tanya (2002). "Greenhouse aboard MIR shows plants can thrive in space". 21st Century Science & Technology: 41–49. plant growth system was the original source. Read more.