HELIOS is developing technologies to extract and utilize metals and oxygen from the martian and lunar soil, providing fuel and construction materials for future space missions.

The current cost of launching materials and equipment to the moon, mars and beyond restricts the chances for long term extraterrestrial human presence. Only by adopting in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) technologies we can realize the vision to set permanent Lunar and Martian bases.

HELIOS was established to actualize the vision of Earth-independent space exploration. This goal can be achieved by collecting the vast amount of oxygen and metals available in the surface soil of Mars and the Moon. The oxygen will be stored as propellant oxidizer, the metals will be used to establish the infrastructure for future lunar and martian bases.

Mass percentage of various elements on the lunar surface

(High-Ti Mare areas)

HELIOS is developing technologies to extract and utilize metals and oxygen from the martian and lunar soil, providing fuel and construction materials for future space missions.

The current cost of launching materials and equipment to the moon, mars and beyond restricts the chances for long term extraterrestrial human presence. Only by adopting in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) technologies we can realize the vision to set permanent Lunar and Martian bases.

HELIOS was established to actualize the vision of Earth-independent space exploration. This goal can be achieved by collecting the vast amount of oxygen and metals available in the surface soil of Mars and the Moon. The oxygen will be stored as propellant oxidizer, the metals will be used to establish the infrastructure for future lunar and martian bases.

Mass percentage of various elements on the lunar surface (High-Ti Mare areas)

ON-SITE RESOURCE UTILIZATION IS THE KEY FOR FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION.

MOLTEN REGOLITH ELECTROLYSIS REACTOR

As the heart of the system, the MRE Reactor will separate the abundant oxides found all over the Martian and Lunar surfaces into oxygen and various metals such as Iron, Aluminium, Silicon and more.

The second phase will include the preparation of the raw materials into further utilization – storing the oxygen and process the metals into usable parts.

On-site resources utilization is the key to future space exploration.

MOLTEN REGOLITH ELECTROLYSIS

As the heart of the system, the MRE Reactor will separate the abundant oxides found all over the Martian and Lunar surfaces into oxygen and various metals such as Iron, Aluminium, Silicon and more.

The second phase will include the preparation of the raw materials into further utilization – storing the oxygen and process the metals into usable parts.

LATEST NEWS: 

09.07.20 Dr. Brian Rosen joins the advisory board. Dr. Rosen is an expert electrochemist and will further strengthen Helios’ R&D efforts to commercialize its molten regolith electrolysis reactor.

19.04.20
– Helios established a European consortium with Fraunhofer IKTS (Germany), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), Empa (Sweitzerland) and RISE (Sweden), to develop a holistic In-Situ Resource Utilization system.

05.03.20 – Helios established a new lab in Israel to develop and construct a small-scale prototype.

20.02.20 – Helios filed a provisional patent on a novel approach to conduct MRE (molten regolith electrolysis).

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