Lunar Agricultural Requirements Definition

by Judith Fielder,
Nicholaus Leggett,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


Requirements are presented for an agricultural system that would supply a lunar base. This agricultural system consists of plant growth units established within pressurized modules. Each module is located below the surface of the lunar regolith. Aeroponic, hydroponic, or soil-based systems are used in modified environmental conditions. Specific design factors for each system are presented.

Subject Headings: Moon | Agriculture | Terminology and definition | Soil properties | Environmental issues | Lunar materials | Space structures | Space frames

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