1992-08-03

Power Requirements Assessment for Lunar and Mars Scientific and Experimental Payloads 929070

An evaluation of prospective scientific payloads and surface experiments for future manned missions to the moon and Mars determined that overall mission objectives and requirements influence the selection of candidate power systems. A generic classification of these science missions was developed to examine these relationships. Scientific missions were defined for the four Synthesis Report architectures and cumulative power load and payload mix computed. Approximately half of all deployed science payloads were sited within the main surface outpost and powered by the central power generation facility. The remaining remote science payloads require either autonomous or smaller central power facilities.

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