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Lunar ISRU Demonstration Mission Definition Study Segment 3

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 09:43
Start Date: 
2018
Programme: 
Discovery
End Date: 
2018
Programme Reference: 
18_M-HRE-1B
Country: 
UK
Contractor: 
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
Description: 

The ISRU-DM mission aims to perform the first demonstration of ISRU on the Moon, via the production of water or oxygen from raw lunar material (i.e. regolith, ice etc.) At agency-level the phase-0 level study was also performed to understand the technical and programmatic feasibility of undertaking the ISRU-DM missionvia the provision of commercial services from industry. To this end the study was split into three ‘segments’,the first studying the ISRU payload itself, the second studying the transportation and delivery of the ISRU payload to the lunar surface, and the third studying the provision of a communications service to the ISRU payload once on the Moon. SSTL and GES have been working as part of this 3rd Segment, and this report contains a summary of the work done in this area for the ISRU-DM study.

Application Domain: 
Exploration
Keywords: 
ISRU
Moon
Exploration
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