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Acquisition of Moon Oxygen Resources (AMOR)

Romberg, Oliver and Braukhane, Andy and Gonzales-Elipe, Alessandro and Baumeister, Joachim and Spenneberg, Dirk (2007) Acquisition of Moon Oxygen Resources (AMOR). In: 58th International Aeronautical Congress 2007. International Astronautical Congress 2007, [2007-09-24 - 2007-09-28, Hyderabad, India. ISSN 1995-6258.

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Within the regional funded AMOR project (Acquisition of Moon Oxygen Resources) it is planned to build and operate an Earth demonstration plant in South of Spain, where sufficient solar energy for a representative oxygen extraction process is available. The process is based on the reduction of Ilmenite (FeTiO3) at a temperature of about T = 1000°C using solar heat. For the representative feedstock a special volcanic lunar soil simulant is used, which is collected with a robotic unit. Within the present study the feasibility of some mechanical, thermodynamic and chemical key issues of that visionary future concept is discussed and partly shown. For the next steps it is planned to manufacture (subscaled) demonstration models on breadboard level for the three key modules of the AMOR-facility, which are: 1. Robotic lunar regolith collection unit including magnetic Ilmenite separation 2. Subscaled reaction chamber to demonstrate the Ilmenite reduction process as far as possible under relevant lunar conditions (incl. electrolysis) 3. Oxygen post processing unit to demonstrate the gas separation, liquefaction and oxygen storage processes The progress of the AMOR-technology strongly depends on the future funding situation. The subject is an important contribution to the worldwide increasing activities on the planetary exploration subject, especially regarding ISRU (In-situ Resources Utilisation). Extensive research and development potential is given for a wide spectrum of scientific institutes and industry.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/51566/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title:Acquisition of Moon Oxygen Resources (AMOR)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Romberg, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2287-2910
Gonzales-Elipe, AlessandroCSICUNSPECIFIED
Baumeister, JoachimIFAMUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 September 2007
Journal or Publication Title:58th International Aeronautical Congress 2007
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:Moon Exploration, ISRU, Oxygen Production, Demonstration Facility
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress 2007
Event Location:Hyderabad, India
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:[2007-09-24 - 2007-09-28
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Romberg, Dr.-Ing. Oliver
Deposited On:27 Dec 2007
Last Modified:04 May 2020 10:35

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