CORE TECHNOLOGIES

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, Titanium and more.

METALS:

PARTS FABRICATION

Various fabrication methods will be tested and developed to utilize the Reactor’s metal production.

OXYGEN:

STORAGE CAPABILITIES

High-pressure tanks that will store the collected oxygen for future use. Ideally, the oxygen will be kept in a liquid form which will require an active cooling system and shielding from the intense solar radiation.

METALS:

ON SITE CONSTRUCTION

The ultimate fulfillment of the project’s goals. Establishing the required infrastructure and utilities for future human colonization of Mars and The Moon. This will be done by autonomous construction robots.

OXYGEN:

DELIVERY TO EARTH ORBIT

The oxygen will be transported to earth orbit for the purpose of fueling space-vehicles traveling further away to outer space. Oxygen constitutes about 65-80% the mass of rocket fuels, thus, refueling at earth orbit will drastically decrease the cost of future space missions.

CORE TECHNOLOGIES

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, Titanium and more.

METALS:

PARTS FABRICATION

Various fabrication methods will be tested and developed to utilize the Reactor’s metal production.

OXYGEN:

STORAGE CAPABILITIES

High-pressure tanks that will store the collected oxygen for future use. Ideally, the oxygen will be kept in a liquid form which will require an active cooling system and shielding from the intense solar radiation.

METALS:

ON SITE CONSTRUCTION

The ultimate fulfillment of the project’s goals. Establishing the required infrastructure and utilities for future human colonization of Mars and The Moon. This will be done by autonomous construction robots.

OXYGEN:

DELIVERY TO EARTH ORBIT

The oxygen will be transported to earth orbit for the purpose of fueling space-vehicles traveling further away to outer space. Oxygen constitutes about 65-80% the mass of rocket fuels, thus, refueling at earth orbit will drastically decrease the cost of future space missions.

METAL UTILIZATION

MARTIAN AND LUNAR INFRASTRUCTURE

FACILITIES FOR STORAGE AND ACCOMMODATION

Geodesic domes could sustain and control the needed environment for life.

RESOURCE TRANSPORTATION

Pipes and rails are crucial to transfer local resources, liquids, gases and energy.

SURFACE TILES AND ROADS

Flooring the habitats zones is necessary to avoid dust pollution and its destructive nature on Mars and especially on The Moon.

METAL UTILIZATION

MARTIAN AND LUNAR INFRASTRUCTURE

FACILITIES FOR STORAGE AND ACCOMMODATION

Geodesic domes could sustain and control the needed environment for life.

RESOURCE TRANSPORTATION

Pipes and rails are crucial to transfer local resources, liquids, gases and energy.

SURFACE TILES AND ROADS

Flooring the habitats zones is necessary to avoid dust pollution and its destructive nature on Mars and especially on The Moon.

OXYGEN UTILIZATION

HELIOS reactor will produce and store oxygen from the vast amount of it available in the surface soil. Approximately 45% of the soil mass both on Mars and The Moon is made of Oxygen.

Breathing

Annual human consumption of oxygen is roughly 250kg (550 lbs)

Propellant

Launching 4 crew members back from the Martian surface will require roughly 20,000kg (44,000 lbs) of Oxygen.

OXYGEN UTILIZATION

HELIOS reactor will produce and store oxygen from the vast amount of it available in the surface soil. Approximately 45% of the soil mass both on Mars and The Moon is made of Oxygen.

Breathing

Annual human consumption of oxygen is roughly 250kg (550 lbs)

Propellant

Launching 4 crew members back from the Martian surface will require roughly 20,000kg (44,000 lbs) of Oxygen.

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