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Resource Production on the MoonA self-sustaining settlement on the moon, or on other airless bodies such as asteroids, will require the ability to refine desired raw materials from available resources, such as lunar or asteroidal regolith. This work will focus on the example case of pro-duction from lunar regolith. The same process sequences could be used at other locations. Stony asteroids typically have regolith similar to that of the moon, and refining of asteroidal material could use the same techniques, adapted for microgravity. Likewise, Martian rock and soil could also be processed by the techniques discussed here.
Document ID
20140017767
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Landis, Geoffrey A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
December 30, 2014
Publication Date
June 10, 2014
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Space Processing
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN15790
Meeting Information
Joint Meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable (SRR) and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS)(Golden, CO)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 361426.04.03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
moon
resource production
raw materials

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