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Mission and transportation systems uses of in-situ derived propellantsThe uses of in-situ derived propellants are discussed for lunar and Mars transportation systems and the impact on mission architectures. Transportation systems include surface rovers, ascent/descent vehicles and space transfer vehicles at both the Moon and Mars. A brief survey of available propellant types is included. A brief description of typical transportation systems proposed for use on the Moon and Mars is presented. Comparisons are made of overall mission parameters such as mass, costs, schedules and performance assuming the use of in-situ derived propellants versus Earth supplied propellants using 4 different mission scenarios to cover the range of missions being studied today.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Repic, ED
(Rockwell International Corp. Downey, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Arizona Univ., Resources of Near-Earth Space: Abstracts
Subject Category
Propellants And Fuels
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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