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In-Situ Propellant Production on Mars: A Sabatier/Electrolysis Demonstration Plant
Author and Affiliation:
Clark, David L.(Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, CO United States)
Abstract: An efficient, reliable propellant production plant has been developed for use on Mars. Using a Sabatier reactor in conjunction with a water electrolysis system, a complete demonstration plant has produced methane and liquid oxygen from simulated Martian atmosphere. The production plant has demonstrated high efficiency, extended duration production and autonomous operations. This paper presents the results and conclusions relating to eventual use in a Mars sample return mission. This work was funded by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The production plant was built and tested at the Propulsion Center of Lockheed Martin at the Denver Colorado facility.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1997
Document ID:
19970026777
(Acquired Sep 23, 1997)
Accession Number: 97N25966
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Technical Interchange Meeting; 41; (NASA-CR-204189); (SEE 19970026756)
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA United States
Organization Source: Lockheed Martin Astronautics; Denver, CO United States
Description: 2p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTROLYSIS; ELECTROLYTIC CELLS; JET PROPULSION; MARS ATMOSPHERE; MARS SAMPLE RETURN MISSIONS; METHANE; PROPELLANTS; WATER SPLITTING
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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