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Old January 12th 04, 02:39 AM
Mike Rhino
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Suppose we set up a Lunar colony. Has anybody worked out the weight of the
various elements we'd need? Assumptions:
1. 10 people, 2 goats, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.
2. 7500 square foot habitat with the shell made out of iron or aluminum and
covered with 3 feet of regolith.
3. Normal air pressure with oxygen and nitrogen.
4. Power consumption increases by a factor of 5 in the daytime due to
various machines operating outside. Night time power is nuclear, but
daytime power is solar.
6. Water and air are recycled.

What is the total weight of the following elements:
1. Hydrogen
2. Oxygen
3. Nitrogen
4. Iron or Aluminum
5. Silicon
6. Other major elements I've left out

I'm asking the question, because some people are hung up on Lunar ice, but
I'm wondering if some of the other things you'd need are heavier or more
important.


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Old January 12th 04, 11:16 AM
Kaido Kert
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Default Weight of various elements needed for a Lunar colony

"Mike Rhino" wrote in message
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Suppose we set up a Lunar colony. Has anybody worked out the weight of

the
various elements we'd need? Assumptions:

I would suggest : dont start from scratch, head over to any of the links to
find very comprehensive studies of the subject:
http://www.moon-isru.com/moon-ISRU.htm
http://vulcain.fb12.tu-berlin.de/ILR...hh_koelle.html
http://www.asi.org/adb/04/
http://www.lunararchitecture.com/lunarbase.html

need i go on ?

-kert


 




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