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The Mars Ascent Vehicle

The MAV will be an SSTO (Single Stage To Orbit) VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) vehicle with powerful LCH4/LOX engines, capable of pinpoint landing on Mars, refuelling from local Martian resources, and carrying up six astronauts to Mars orbit for

Posted in Energy, IMRS, Mars, Water

Energy on Mars, Part 2

Solar In the short term, solar energy is the simplest way to obtain energy on Mars, which is why we use solar panels on rovers such as Pathfinder, Spirit and Opportunity. Because Mars is farther from the Sun it receives

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Energy on Mars

In order to successfully colonise Mars we’ll need access to plenty of energy. On Earth, access to abundant fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) enabled the industrial revolution and continues to power human civilisation into the 21st century. Energy

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The Earth Rehabilitation Program

The ERP has 4 major components: 1. Abundant Clean Energy 2. Abundant Clean Air 3. Abundant Clean Water 4. Abundant Clean Food What is this about? This is about *the next generation of planet Earth*. It will not be a

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Global Energy Solutions

The world needs to wean itself off oil and other fossil fuels, for three main reasons: supply is diminishing and we need to replace the existing infrastructure and systems with new technology before they run out; they are a major

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