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A new look at oxygen production on Mars - In situ propellant production (ISPP)Consideration is given to the technique of producing oxygen on Mars from CO2 in the Martian atmosphere via in situ propellent production (ISPP). Mission implications of ISPP for both manned and unmanned Mars missions are described as well as ways to improve system reliability. Technology options that improve reliability and reduce power requirements include the use of adsorption pumps and advanced zirconia membranes. It is concluded that both manned and unmanned missions will benefit greatly from ISPP, especially in the context of a permanent manned base on Mars.
Document ID
19870037667
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Frisbee, Robert H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
French, James R., Jr. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lawton, Emil A. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1987
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 87-0236
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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