Looking towards a sustainable presence beyond Earth, Helios and Eta Space have unveiled an out of the world partnership to extract and store liquid oxygen on the Moon and Mars.
Unveiling such plans on Tuesday (9th August), the space tech duo explained that, if a presence beyond Earth were to be achieved, reusable methane-fuelled rocket systems need liquid oxygen at a ratio of 1:4.
That being said, the pair believe the only cost-effective solution to refuelling in orbit is to create and storage oxygen on the Moon and Mars. Of course, this is no easy mission and, to achieve the unknown, Helios and Eta Space have combined their proprietary technologies.
Backed by the Israel Space Agency (ISA), Helios has already developed an electrochemical reactor capable of extracting oxygen from the lunar regolith, which is made of approximately 45% oxygen.
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