Martian Outpost

In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

Martian Outpost

Author: Erik Seedhouse

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387981918

Page: 304

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Mars Outpost provides a detailed insight into the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. It focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks and complexities that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. The first section provides the background to sending a human mission to Mars. Analogies are made with early polar exploration and the expeditions of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson. The interplanetary plans of the European Space Agency, NASA, and Russia are examined, including the possibility of one or more nations joining forces to send humans to Mars. Current mission architectures, such as NASA’s Constellation, ESA’s Aurora, and Ross Tierney’s DIRECT, are described and evaluated. The next section looks at how humans will get to the Red Planet, beginning with the preparation of the crew. The author examines the various analogues to understand the problems Mars-bound astronauts will face. Additional chapters describe the transportation hardware necessary to launch 4-6 astronauts on an interplanetary trajectory to Mars, including the cutting edge engineering and design of life support systems required to protect crews for more than a year from the lethal radiation encountered in deep space. NASA’s current plan is to use standard chemical propulsion technology, but eventually Mars crews will take advantage of advanced propulsion concepts, such as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, ion drives and nuclear propulsion. The interplanetary options for reaching Mars, as well as the major propulsive maneuvers required and the trajectories and energy requirements for manned and unmanned payloads, are reviewed . Another chapter addresses the daunting medical problems and available countermeasures for humans embarking on a mission to Mars: the insidious effects of radiation on the human body and the deleterious consequences of bone and muscle deconditioning. Crew selection will be considered, bearing in mind the strong possibility that they may not be able to return to Earth. Still another chapter describes the guidance, navigation, and control system architecture, as well as the lander design requirements and crew tasks and responsibilities required to touch down on the Red Planet. Section 3 looks at the surface mission architectures. Seedhouse describes such problems as radiation, extreme temperatures, and construction challenges that will be encountered by colonists. He examines proposed concepts for transporting cargo and astronauts long distances across the Martian surface using magnetic levitation systems, permanent rail systems, and flying vehicles. In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

NASA Technical Memorandum

This propellant production capability is extended to the martian moon Phobos to
leverage further the reduction of ETO mass and to enhance self - sufficiency .
Science instrumentation placed at both the lunar and Mars outpost sites includes
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Human Exploration of Mars

The Reference Mission of the NASA Mars Exploration Study Team. may be
possible ... Some teleoperated rovers ( TROVs ) may be emplaced before crews
arrive on Mars and may collect samples for assembly at the Mars outpost . The
TROVs ...

Human Exploration of Mars

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International Exploration of Mars

91 LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION Results of a survey of Martian
blue , blue - white , white , and dust clouds ... The constraints on outpost activities
imposed by the limited crew size , limited amount of time available for science ,
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International Exploration of Mars

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Humans to Mars

The first Mars outpost thus established , the crew would unpack the pressurized
rover from the 2007 rgo lander . During their 600 - day stay on Mars , the crew
would carry out several 10 - day rover traverses ranging up to 500 kilometers
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Humans to Mars

Author: David S. F. Portree

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Resource Utilization and Site Selection for a Self Sufficient Martian Outpost

As a planet with striking similarities to Earth, Mars is an important focus for scientific research aimed at understanding the processes of planetary evolution and the formation of our solar system.

Resource Utilization and Site Selection for a Self Sufficient Martian Outpost

Author: National Aeronautics and Space Adm Nasa

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ISBN: 9781729428849

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As a planet with striking similarities to Earth, Mars is an important focus for scientific research aimed at understanding the processes of planetary evolution and the formation of our solar system. Fortunately, Mars is also a planet with abundant natural resources, including assessible materials that can be used to support human life and to sustain a self-sufficient martian outpost. Resources required include water, breathable air, food, shelter, energy, and fuel. Through a mission design based on in situ resource development, we can establish a permanent outpost on Mars beginning with the first manned mission. This paper examines the potential for supporting the first manned mission with the objective of achieving self-sufficiency through well-understood resource development and a program of rigorous scientific research aimed at extending that capability. We examine the potential for initially extracting critical resources from the martian environment, and discuss the scientific investigations required to identify additional resources in the atmosphere, on the surface, and within the subsurface. We also discuss our current state of knowledge of Mars, technical considerations of resource utilization, and using unmanned missions' data for selecting an optimal site. The primary goal of achieving self-sufficiency on Mars would accelerate the development of human colonization beyond Earth, while providing a robust and permanent martian base from which humans can explore and conduct long-term research on planetary evolution, the solar system, and life itself. Barker, Donald and Chamitoff, Gregory and James, George Johnson Space Center...

Study of the Sustainability of a Permanent Martian Outpost

This document contains a sustainability study of a permanent Martian outpost.

Study of the Sustainability of a Permanent Martian Outpost

Author: Néstor Navalón Martín

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This document contains a sustainability study of a permanent Martian outpost. It involves a preliminary introduction to the exploration of Mars and concepts related to sustainability such as sustainable development, carrying capacity or impact, as well as an overview of previous studies regarding human exploration of Mars. The methodology proposed to carry out the sustainability study is a brand-new approach to the analysis of space exploration missions that focus on the impact of the mission elements regarding the Earth, the Outer Space, and Mars itself. It also provides a framework that will allow to extend the study to location-related carrying capacity assessment, and In Situ Resource Utilization and Environmental Control and Life Support Systems' circularity. After a discussion of the results obtained from the quantitative analysis performed, an extensive proposal of future work is provided, as well as orientation on what to expect from future missions to the red planet.

The Case for Mars IV

In addition , NASA intends that a human mission to Mars will inherit a large
amount of lunar base technology . Therefore , the lunar outpost and its
associated hardware are in part a testbed for the Martian outpost . The basic
components for this ...

The Case for Mars IV

Author: Thomas R. Meyer

Publisher: Univelt

ISBN: 9780877034186

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Papers from the June 1990 conference reflect the heyday of the Bush administration's Space Exploration Initiative, focusing on creating a rationale for exploration of Mars. Contains sections on making the international case for Mars, mission strategy, and technical considerations for getting to Mars. No index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Strategies for Mars

This First Mars Outpost study divided the Mars mission into two separate
problems domains : " getting there ” and “ being there . ” This decomposition
shows that there is little overlap or commonality between the two problem
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Strategies for Mars

Author: American Astronautical Society

Publisher: Univelt

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Proceedings of Space

Mars Mission Outline On the basis of the Mars exploration scenario outline
adopted in the Mission Architectures Study the human mission to Mars can be
divided into two different phases . Initially the mission starts with a Robotic
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Hello Mars

Mission Launch of first satellite Flyby of Mars Manned lunar landing Mars orbiter /
lander Earth - orbiting space station ... USA / USSR LFRO 04 / 04 / 12 Glaspost -
8 Humans land on Mars Humans set tip Tunar outpost Mach - 25 scram - jet ...

Hello  Mars

Author: Geoffrey T. Williams

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ISBN: 9780843127331

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A boy travels from Earth to Mars to join his parents, part of the first group of colonists to Mars.

The Case for Mars III

Strategies for Exploration--technical : Proceedings of the Third Case for Mars
Conference Held July 18-22, 1987, at the ... Establishing any Martian outpost
beyond simple , inflatable structures is likely to require considerable physical
effort ...

The Case for Mars III

Author: Carol R. Stoker

Publisher: Amer Astronautical Society

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The Case for Mars VI

The First Mars Outpost ( FMO ) design breaks down into some key elements ,
some of which are assumed and some of which are derived . The design
discussed here used 2008 as a launch date . This date was chosen because it is
not a very ...

The Case for Mars VI

Author: University of Colorado, Boulder

Publisher: Amer Astronautical Society

ISBN: 9780877034612

Page: 560

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With the cold war over, advocates of colonizing the red planet argue that overpopulation is the direst threat to our home planet and that we an additional one for the overflow. The 54 papers cover building support for low-cost missions, essential technology and proposed infrastructure, scientific and engineering measures for reducing the cost of precursor missions, and designing a habitable planet. Working groups report on such topics as programmatics and philosophy and non-government approaches. There is no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Starstrike Task Force Mars

It was indeed the treacherous agent who had betrayed the Martian outpost . He
stretched casually , spoke to several white - clad Eluoi of the ground crew , and
then entered one of the hangar - type buildings . " Let ' s drop in and see if we can
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Starstrike  Task Force Mars

Author: Kevin Dockery

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345490414

Page: 282

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With an Earth research outpost on Mars ominously silent after sending out a disturbing distress call, the U.S. military sends an elite team of Navy SEALs, led by Lieutenant Thomas Stonewall Jackson, to investigate, but the team finds itself kidnapped by hostile aliens and forced to steal an alien aircraft, battle impossible odds, and take out a high-tech planetary defense system to escape. Original.

Rocket Science

Total production of materials on Mars is 120 tons . The Mars Outpost program
spans 22 years , with a total mass of 733 metric tons . The cost is about $ 69
billion , with a crew size of 12 , and a total production of materials on Mars of 600
tons .

Rocket Science

Author: Alfred J. Zaehringer

Publisher: Burlington, Ont. : Collector's Guide Pub.

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A well written, comprehensive future of rockets, missiles and space propulsion systems, presented in an interesting fashion that accomodates (rather than intimidates) the non-scientist.

Astronomy

That ' s important , because teams of astronauts will have to leave each time Mars
and Earth line up , roughly every 26 months , to build and maintain a Mars
outpost . A permanent outpost on Mars sounds like a big - ticket item , but Joosten
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Astronomy

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