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Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed through UCF Collaboration - University of Central Florida News | UCF Today
“WINE successfully mined the soil, made rocket propellant, and launched itself on a jet of steam extracted from the simulant. We could potentially use this technology to hop on the Moon, Ceres, Europa, Titan, Pluto, the poles of Mercury, asteroids — anywhere there is water and sufficiently low gravity.”
space  isru  rocket  cool 
10 weeks ago by yorksranter
REACTIVE INNOVATIONS, LLC - Reactive Innovations
Some sort of electrochemical CO2 separator that can operate at high pressure. NASA is looking into using it for mars ISRU for CO2 feedstock
electrochemical  CO2  separator  separation  NASA  space  mars  ISRU  research  technology 
june 2018 by asteroza
NIMPH: Nano Icy Moons Propellant Harvester | NASA
This requires a beamed laser power system from orbiter to lander for ISRU ops
NASA  NIAC  laser  beamed  power  ISRU 
april 2018 by asteroza
NIMPH: Nano Icy Moons Propellant Harvester | NASA
Interesting that they are OK with laser power beaming...
It's almost as if they are building a mobile SPS...
NIAC  NASA  SPS  laser  power  beaming  ISRU  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
Mars Molniya Orbit Atmospheric Resource Mining | NASA
Interesting cyclic PROFAC for Mars. Using Molniya orbits is certainly different, but the main part looks to be a deep diver atmospheric scoop that spends more time out of atmosphere to cool/liquify propellant. Is this simply aerocapture by another name?
NIAC  NASA  mars  atmosphere  atmospheric  scoop  diver  ramdiver  ISRU  propellant  collection  PROFAC  ramscoop  aerocapture  molniya  orbit  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
Bitcoinstarter - Bitcoin Crowdfunding | Seed Factory Project
"Daniel Ravennest" raised some money here and also some private funding for research into seed factories
ISRU  crowdfunding  technology  seed  factory  space  research  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza
Seed Factories - Wikibooks, open books for an open world
"Daniel Ravennest" is working on seed factory concepts and has gotten some funding, and this is the wiki-book outlining some of his ideas.
ISRU  concept  technology  seed  book  factory  wiki  space  research  design  Delicious 
july 2013 by asteroza

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