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In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) Living off the Land on the Moon and MarsIn-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) is the concept of using local resources at various destinations to provide products and services for robotic and human explorers. This idea of 'living off the land' has the potential of reducing reliance on earth to supply mission consumables such as propellants and life support consumables. Local resources include: water, oxygen, and metals within the surface soil material (regolith), atmospheric gases (eg CO2 on Mars), and the regolith material itself. ISRU systems involve physically and chemically extracting these resources and converting them into desired products.
Document ID
20190025283
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Green, Robert D. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Kleinhenz, Julie E. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
May 22, 2019
Publication Date
March 21, 2019
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN67217
Meeting Information
American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition(Orlando, FL)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 460421.04.23.22.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
In-situ resource utilization
Mars

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