Energy Analysis of High Temperature Lunar Manufacturing Processes
This paper presents an energy analysis methodology to optimize the power system requirements for high temperature manufacturing processes on the moon. Power requirement and power system's...

A Space Station of Mars
While we are putting stations on the moon and in orbit in this fast changing world of growing scientific knowledge we must look past the step we are currently on to the steps beyond. The...

Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling on a Future Lunar Base
The paper addresses the waste management problems on Earth as they relate to a future lunar base and suggests measures to prevent these problems from occurring in the base. Offensive action...

Lunar Mining
Mining the moon for materials that can be used for the advancement of space research would be very profitable. It would be necessary to develop equipment for mining. There would be a need...

Space Stations Past, Present, and Future
The paper discusses the evolution, present state and future of space stations. Man's interest in the stars led to many inventions and the ultimate launching of the Russian satellite Sputnik,...

Mineral Liberation and Beneficiation of Lunar High-Ti Mare Basalt, 71055: Digital-Imaging Analyses
Knowledge of the abundance of various lunar minerals and the ability to effectively beneficiate thee minerals are important requirements for effective utilization of lunar resources. SEM/EMP...

Dust Levitation on the Moon
The NASA sponsored Lunar Base Working Group at the Institute for Astrophysics, University of New Mexico and the Department of Astronomy, New Mexico State University has been investigating...

Feasibility of Dual Technology in Manufacturing Lunar Concrete
This paper presents the feasibility of utilizing different construction materials for probable use on the moon. Furthermore, it is to our advantage to use what is available on the moon...

For the Realization of Lunar Concrete
Since most of the raw materials required to make concrete exist in lunar rocks and soils, concrete is considered as one of the most suitable materials for lunar structures. Author's research...

Production of Lunar Concrete Using Molten Sulfur
A study has been undertaken by the authors and supported by NASA to study the feasibility of using lunar regolith with different binders such as molten sulfur, epoxy or hydraulic cement...

Space Exploration: Getting a Handle on Why?
The two prominent economic issues facing the U.S. today are competitiveness and the huge federal deficit. Economics being the counter-intuitive science that it is, a reasonable exploration...

Recycled Engineering Applied to the First Lunar Outpost
Once the proposed Lunar Base configurations obtained by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) team have been analyzed, a systems study of the usefulness of the specific...

Science Operations and Engineering Impacts to Lunar Outpost Design
Recent work by scientists and engineers at the Johnson Space Center ha led to a better understanding of the requirements and interfaces needed at an initial lunar outpost to enable scientific...

A Remote Sensing Evaluation of Lunar Pyroclastic Deposits

Logistics Carriers for the First Lunar Outpost
This paper describes that aspect of logistics concerned with the design parameters and operation of hardware that may be used to deliver and protect spares and resupply items for NASA's...

Surface Payload Unloading and Deployment Options for a Lunar Return Mission
While planetary exploration studies have focuses on many areas that are critical to mission success, such as landing space transportation vehicles on other planets, a preferred method...

Lunar ISRU: An Evolutionary Approach
The goal of this paper is to provide the reader with a vision of the individual steps required to bring ISRU from the current technological readiness level of lab experimentation, to large...

Transferring Construction Technology to the Moon and Back
This paper examines past NASA contributions to the construction industry, analyzes the challenges ahead for space-based construction, cites examples of new technologies currently used...

Engineering Implications of Levitating Lunar Dust
In this paper an attempt is made to provide a physical understanding of these various phenomena and their long-term effects on the lunar environment. This understanding is then applied...

Foundation Slab for Lunar Base Construction

 

 

 

 

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