Native resources to enable human and robotic exploration of space

UK Centre for Astrobiology seminar

Native resources to enable human and robotic exploration of space

  • Event time: 1:30pm
  • Event date: 18th September 2018
  • Speaker: Bethany Lomax (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

In-situ resource utilisation (ISRU) will be a crucial component of future exploration and habitation missions, decreasing the initial and continuing reliance on materials supplied from Earth. The Lunar surface is the perfect initial testing ground for ISRU technologies, with the potential for future incorporation into mission architectures for a permanent lunar base or further-reaching missions. This seminar will give an overview of the resources available, research and demonstrations to date, and potential future directions and implementation of ISRU.

About UK Centre for Astrobiology seminars

The astrobiology seminar series is run by the UK Centre for Astrobiology based in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Astrobiology is a multi-disciplinary subject and the seminar series actively encourages attendance by undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff from other departments..

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