Beneficiation of lunar rocks and regolith - Concepts and difficultiesSome of the inherent differences between lunar rocks and the finer portion of the regolith, the soil, are discussed. A brief outline of the formation of lunar soil is presented. Beneficiation of rocks vs regolith for the production of an ilmenite feedstock is addressed in particular, but the concepts and principles considered are applicable to other situations as well. The overall systems design must take the range of available feedstocks into account. Decisions on design that will influence feedstock requirements must be made.
Taylor, Lawrence A. (Tennessee Univ. Knoxville, United States)
Mckay, David S. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-41976 17-12)
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
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