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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.


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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