Power Sources for Lunar Bases

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by Alastair J. W. Mayer, Space Pioneers, Littleton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

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

Abstract: Working and living on the Moon requires artificial power sources both to operate equipment and to maintain life. This paper briefly surveys the power sources designed or proposed to support Lunar operations, primarily those for large systems. As an additional criteria to power-to-weight ratios, it examines expandability using lunar materials.

Subject Headings: Electric power | Moon | Lunar materials | Equipment and machinery | Lifeline systems | Geomatic surveys | Electrical systems |

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