Lunar oxygen pipeline would require 175x less energy than moon rovers
A pipeline requires no return journey with an empty tank of oxygen, Lunar Resources CSO Peter Curreri explains.
- Lunar Resources Chief Science Officer Peter Curreri recently submitted a counter-proposal to NASA regarding its plans to use lunar rovers to transport oxygen for its future Artemis missions.
- Curreri claims that using a lunar pipeline to transport oxygen on the moon would require 175x less energy than transportation via rovers.
- Lunar Resources received $175,000 in funding from NASA to develop a lunar pipeline concept based on that idea.
Last year, NASA kickstarted its Artemis program with the launch of its Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket for the Artemis I mission.
The ultimate goal of NASA’s Artemis missions is to establish a permanent human presence on the moon that will serve as a stepping stone for the eventual human exploration and colonization of Mars.
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