El Malpais Lava Tubes: Analog to Lunar Lava Tubes

A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential of Lava Tube-Situated Lunar Base Architecture

Extending Terrestrial Mobile Robotics to a Proposed Lunar Base

Lunar Base Establishment Timelines

Synergistic Options for an Earth to Luna Freighter

Synergistic Lunar Lander for Efficient Operations

Initial Design of a Lunar Far-Side Very Low Frequency Array

Computer-Aided Structural Design of a Lunar Radio Telescope

A Moon-Earth Communication System Concept

Lunar, Martian & Asteroid Structures Built In situ

Low Earth Orbit Infrastructure to Accommodate Manned Lunar Missions
In order to establish bases on the lunar and Mars surfaces, a significant amount of orbital infrastructure including assembly platforms, cryogenic fluids depots, and Space Station Freedom,...

Space Transportation Node: The Atrium Facility
During the next thirty years the infrastructure of space transportation is expected to expand to a system of advanced vehicles. A transportation node is an important link, as a vehicle...

Application of Automation and Robotics to Lunar Surface Human Exploration Operations
Major results of a study (RLSO, 89) applying automation and robotics to lunar surface base buildup and operations concepts are reported. The study developed a reference base scenario with...

Lunar Base Elements Designed for Robotic Operations
Equipment concepts developed for a study of robotic lunar surface operations are presented. The concepts were evolved together with a consistent robotic buildup and operations scenario;...

Manifesting for a Lunar Robotic, Oxygen-Producing Base
Using robotic systems and human supervisory control, a lunar base reasonably be established to achieve full production within five years. Intermittent human presence works in coordination...

Antarctic Testbed for Extraterrestrial Operation and Technology
A remote and harsh environment, Antarctica has areas which are more similar to the Moon and Mars than anywhere else on Earth. The physical similarities, coupled with strong parallels between...

Investigation of HVAC Systems in Low Gravity Application
This paper has been developed to identify and summarize the principal areas of investigation necessary to design and install functional HVAC systems in low gravity applications. These...

Lunar Base Power Requirements, Options & Growth
A preliminary study of lunar base scenarios and associated power requirements has recently been completed. Minimum power levels of 50-100 kW are required for 'science-only'...

Artificial Gravity: Human Factors Design Requirements
A major challenge of manned spaceflight is to assure the health, well-being and performance of the space inhabitants. As man ventures beyond Earth's orbit to settle the Moon,...

Partial Gravity: Human Impacts on Facility Design
Partial gravity affects the body differently than earth gravity and microgravity environments. The main difference from earth gravity is human locomotion; while the main difference from...

 

 

 

 

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