Requirements and Opportunities for the Successful Development of Lunar and Martian Agricultural Systems


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by Judith Fielder, No affiliation information available.,
Nickolaus E. Leggett, Consultants, 1432 Northgate Square, 2A, Reston, VA 20190-3748,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Space 2002 and Robotics 2002:

Abstract: Long term habitation of Lunar and Mars bases requires successful onsite production of food, plants, and microbes. This paper presents requirements and opportunities for the successful implementation of plant growth systems for Lunar and Mars inhabited bases. Agriculture systems must be designed for high reliability under adverse conditions. Systems must also be designed to serve multiple purposes.

Subject Headings: Mars | Agriculture | Space colonies | Microbes | Space construction | System reliability | Space exploration | Moon |

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