Lunar Regolith ISRU: Structural Trusses
In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
Efficient Structures Manufactured using Melted Regolith
PSI has developed processes and hardware to melt-process Lunar regolith into building block parts for assembly into mass-efficient Lunar and orbital structures.
- Leverages in-situ resource for the development of robust construction materials
- Melted Lunar Regolith Material Properties: Elastic Modulus ~85 GPa, CTE ~5 µm/m-oC
- Processing may be accomplished using collected solar power
- Limited / no earth sourced material required for fabrication of truss-structure building materials
Benefit to Customer
100% use of resources located on the moon to enable the production of building materials that support multiple Lunar missions.