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APIS (Asteroid Provided In-Situ Supplies): 100MT Of Water from a Single Falcon 9

May 10, 2015

Total cost of planned human exploration missions is strongly driven by the need to launch large quantities of rocket propellant, drinking water, oxygen, and radiation shielding.

Source: nextbigfuture.com

SBIR proposal would mine asteroids for water using concentrated solar energy, returning the water to a retrograde lunar orbit where it could be used for fuel and life support.

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