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Lunar ISRU Demonstration Mission Definition Study Segment 1

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:43
Start Date: 
2018
Programme: 
Discovery
End Date: 
2018
Programme Reference: 
18_M-HRE-1C
Country: 
Belgium
Contractor: 
SpaceApplications
Description: 

ALCHEMIST is a payload design created in order to produce water from Lunar regolith so as to demonstrate the end-to-end process of hydrogen reduction of FeO on the Lunar surface.

An initial trade-space exploration has taken place to explicitly analyse the mission design trade-space provided by the customer and the baseline mission design to validate or replace it; and indicate how the associated challenges it contains and identifies are addressed and reflected in the ALCHEMIST design. As a result, the team obtained a first iteration of a Payload Description Document, and a Payload Interface Definition.

Application Domain: 
Exploration
Keywords: 
Lunar Lander
Moon
ISRU
Instrument
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