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Inflatable Biospheres and Bio-Tori for Large Outpost and Colonies on the Lunar Surface

2 Apr 2019, 19:36 UTC
Inflatable Biospheres and Bio-Tori for Large Outpost and Colonies on the Lunar Surface
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Notional regolith bag covered Kevlar biosphere and bio-torus next to two solar powered cylindrical SLS propellant tank technology derived lunar regolith habitats on top of a microwave sintered lunar outpost floor.by Marcel F. Williams NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) scheduled to go into operation by 2020 or 2021. But large cargo landing vehicles are going to be required in order to utilize the SLS for the deployment of lunar outposts habitats. Large multilevel pressurized habitats derived from SLS propellant tank technology could be deployed to the lunar surface on top of cargo landing vehicles designed to fit within a 10 meter in diameter SLS payload fairing. Such multilevel habitats for the lunar surface could be 8.4 meters in diameter, with two to four levels available for habitation. The average apartment in the US provides approximately 82 meters of floor area. With each 8.4 meter in diameter level providing more than 55 square meters of floor area, a single multilevel SLS deployed lunar habitat could provide lunar astronauts with 105 to 210 square meters of habitation floor area. X-Ray of notional SLS propellant tank derived Lunar Regolith HabitatHowever, substantially larger lunar habitats would require the deployment of inflatable structures.Various types of ...

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