A simulation chamber recreating most of the physico-chemical conditions of Mars (including a gravity of 0.38g) is described as part of a Variable Gravity Research Facility designed at the International Space University. Relevant experiments related to the extraction and processing of resources of the Martian soil and atmosphere are proposed. They would lead to the optimization of hardware developed for a Mars mission. Testing under simulated Martian gravity prior to a manned mission would minimize the risk of hardware malfunctioning due to the reduced gravity of Mars.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Science and Technology Series|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aerospace Engineering