Lunar Resource Base

by John Pulley, Rockwell Int, Downey, United States,
Todd K. Wise, Rockwell Int, Downey, United States,
Claude Roy, Rockwell Int, Downey, United States,
Phil Richter, Rockwell Int, Downey, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space III

Abstract: A lunar base that exploits local resources to enhance the productivity of a total SEI scenario is discussed. The goals were to emphasize lunar science and to land men on Mars in 2016 using significant amounts of lunar resources. It was assumed that propulsion was chemical and the surface power was non-nuclear. Three phases of the base build-up are outlined, the robotic emplacement of the first alements is detailed and a discussion of future options is included.

Subject Headings: Space colonies | Moon | Robotics | Mars | Chemicals | Flight

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