Blandino, John J.
Olinger, David J.
Project Eric Cardiff, NASSA GSFC
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is studying vacuum pyrolysis as a method for converting lunar regolith into oxygen and other consumables for long-term space missions. The goal of this project was to design and construct a crucible mount and concentrator for a vacuum pyrolysis system. We investigated material constraints and properties for the crucible mounting system and devised candidate designs to meet those constraints. Additionally we built the parabolic concentrator system.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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