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In-situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) and Lunar Surface SystemsThis viewgraph presentation reviews the benefits of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) on the surface of the moon. Included in this review is the commercialization of Lunar ISRU. ISRU will strongly influence architecture and critical technologies. ISRU is a critical capability and key implementation of the Vision for Space Exploration (VSE). ISRU will strongly effects lunar outpost logistics, design and crew safety. ISRU will strongly effect outpost critical technologies. ISRU mass investment is minimal compared to immediate and long-term architecture delivery mass and reuse capabilities provided. Therefore, investment in ISRU constitutes a commitment to the mid and long term future of human exploration.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Sanders, Jerry
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Larson, Bill
(NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Sacksteder, Kurt
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
June 14, 2007
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Meeting Information
Meeting: Workshop on Research Enabled by the Lunar Environment
Location: Washington, DC
Country: United States
Start Date: June 14, 2007
End Date: June 15, 2007
Sponsors: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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