Habitat Commonality for Lunar and Martian Missions



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Human missions to the Moon and Mars are the future of the human civilization. In the current scheme of things, space missions are very complex and costly. This study presents some common elements that can be used during both Lunar and Martian missions. The various possible forms of a habitat are studied and the one best suiting the requirements is chosen. A mission statement for both missions is drafted to analyze the functional requirements of such a mission and their similarities and differences. Finally, subsystem commonality is studied i.e. the requirements for the adaptation of currently existing zero gravity systems to partial gravity. The structure system is studied in particular to develop a common structure that can ideally survive launch loads. An element for the delivery and installation of habitats is also developed.



Commonality, Moon, Mars, Space, Rover, Habitat, Space architecture, Systems Engineering