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Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars

by Donald Rapp

Part of the Springer Praxis Books Series

Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars Synopsis

This book presents a detailed, independent review of essentially all the technical aspects of in situ resource utilization (ISRU), offering the first in-depth discussion of the issues of crew size, ascent from Mars, and ISRU processes. It also provides data on lunar ISRU not previously available to the public. This new edition provides a short synopsis of the Mars mission, and discusses various topics, including solid oxide electrolysis, which promises to be an important part of the ISRU picture. In addition, it explores ancillary needs for Mars ISRU and how to obtain water on Mars. It is the go-to resource for professionals involved in planning space missions or working on ISRU processes, as well as students planning careers in space technology.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783319891965
Publication date: 6th June 2019
Author: Donald Rapp
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 229 pages
Categories: Space science, Aerospace & aviation technology, Mineralogy & gems,

About Donald Rapp

Donald Rapp was manager of the Mars Exploration Technology Program at JPL for a period, and he was manager of the In Situ Propellant Production (ISPP) task in this Program. He wrote a landmark report on converting Mars resources into usable propellants for return to Earth. He wrote the Mars Technology Program Plan in 2001. During the period 2001-2002, he played an important role in JPL efforts in developing concepts for utilization of extraterrestrial resources in Mars missions. In 2002 he wrote the NASA Office of Space Science Technology Blueprint for Harley Thronson, NASA Technology Director, a 100-page assessment of technology needs ...

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