Mars Prospective Energy and Material Resources /

The manned mission is seen as a first step towards a Mars surface exploration base-station and, later, establishing permanent settlement. The location and use of Mars’s natural resources is vital to enable cost-effective long-duration human exploration and exploitation missions as well as subsequent...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Badescu, Viorel.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.
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Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03629-3
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Table of Contents:
  • 1
  • Power System Options for Mars Surface Exploration: Past, Present and Future
  • 2
  • Available Solar Energy and Weather Forecasting on Mars Surface
  • 3
  • Weather Influence on PV Solar Cells Operation on Mars
  • 4
  • Electric Power Generation on Mars Using Photovoltaic Helium Balloons
  • 5
  • Weather Influence on Solar Thermal Power Plants Operation on Mars
  • 6
  • Fuel Cell Power System Options for Mars Surface Mission Elements
  • 7
  • The Evolution of Nuclear Power Generation for Mars
  • 8
  • Distributed Power Sources for Mars
  • 9
  • Advanced Nuclear Compact Structures for Power Generation on Mars
  • 10
  • New Solutions for Nuclear Energy and Flights on Mars
  • 11
  • Geothermal Energy on Mars
  • 12
  • Comparative Analysis of Power System Architectures: The Case of Human Mars Surface Missions
  • 13
  • Economics of Energy on Mars
  • 14
  • Tumbleweed: A New Paradigm for Surveying the Surface of Mars for In-situ Resources
  • 15
  • Drilling and Excavation for Construction and In-Situ Resource Utilization
  • 16
  • In Situ Utilization of Indigenous Resources
  • 17
  • Available Resources and Energy Sources from Mars Rock and Soil
  • 18
  • On-Site Resources Availability for Space Agriculture on Mars
  • 19
  • Utilization of Regolith for Manufacturing Construction Material on Mars
  • 20
  • Perspectives on the Utilization of Martian Iron and Carbon Dioxide
  • 21
  • Mars Aqueous Processing System
  • 22
  • Fundamentals of Human Physical Growth on Mars
  • 23
  • Artificial Environments on Mars
  • 24
  • Self-sustaining Martian Colonies Utilizing the North Polar Ice Cap and the Atmosphere
  • 25
  • Mars Climate Engineering Using Orbiting Solar Reflectors
  • 26
  • Ecopoiesis and Liquid Water Transportation on Mars.