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The 2010 Field Demonstration of the Solar Carbothermal Reduction of Regolith to Produce OxygenThis slide presentation reviews a demonstration of the use of solar carbothermal reduction processing of regolith to produce oxygen and silicon from silica. A contractor developed the Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module to demonstrate the extraction of oxygen from lunar regolith simulant using concentrated solar energy at a site that has similar terrain to the moon and Mars.
Document ID
20110006938
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Muscatello, Anthony (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Gustafson, Robert (Bob) (Orbital Technologies Corp. WI, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
June 8, 2010
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Report/Patent Number
KSC-2010-113
Meeting Information
Eleventh Space Resources Roundtable: Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium(Golden, CO)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNK09EA89C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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