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A brief review of chemical and mineralogical resources on the Moon and likely initial in situ resource utilization (ISRU) applications

Anand, M. and Crawford, I.A. and Balat-Pichelin, M. and Abanades, S. and van Westrenen, W. and Péraudeau, G. and Jaumann, R. and Seboldt, W. (2012) A brief review of chemical and mineralogical resources on the Moon and likely initial in situ resource utilization (ISRU) applications. Planetary and Space Science, 74 (1), pp. 42-48. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.012

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0032063312002498#

Abstract

In situ resource utilization (ISRU) refers to the in situ generation of consumables for autonomous or human activities from raw materials found on the Moon or other planetary bodies. The use of ISRU on the Moon may provide a means of reducing the cost and risk of human exploration of the Moon and beyond, and an impetus for commercial contributions to lunar exploration. Potential products include O2 and H2O for life support, H2 and O2 for fuel and propellant, and other elements and compounds for metallurgic and chemical production processes. If ISRU is to be applied successfully on the Moon, it is important that landing site selection, surface operations and suitable ISRU technologies are identified using knowledge of the availability and distribution of lunar resources and detailed understanding of the workings of the various processes available. Here, we review current knowledge of chemical and mineralogical resources on the Moon which can be used in the development of ISRU as a realistic component of future lunar exploration.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80185/
Document Type:Article
Title:A brief review of chemical and mineralogical resources on the Moon and likely initial in situ resource utilization (ISRU) applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Anand, M.Planetary and Space Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK; Department of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Crawford, I.A.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK; Centre for Planetary Sciences at UCL/Birkbeck, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Balat-Pichelin, M.PROMES-CNRS, 7 rue du four solaire, 66120 Font-Romeu Odeillo, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Abanades, S.PROMES-CNRS, 7 rue du four solaire, 66120 Font-Romeu Odeillo, FranceUNSPECIFIED
van Westrenen, W.Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam,The NetherlandsUNSPECIFIED
Péraudeau, G.PROMES-CNRS, 7 rue du four solaire, 66120 Font-Romeu Odeillo, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Jaumann, R.ralf.jaumann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seboldt, W.wolfgang.seboldt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2012
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:74
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2012.08.012
Page Range:pp. 42-48
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Moon, ISRU, chemical, mineralogical, resources, regolith
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Aydin, Zeynep
Deposited On:09 Jan 2013 08:52
Last Modified:07 Feb 2013 20:40

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