In-Situ Resourse Utilisation

In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) of regolith from Moon, Mars etc for the protection of space explorers from cosmic rays as shown in the illustration on the left.

In our lab we have developed a route for sintering regolith simulant using SHS under vacuum to produce solid blocks. The materials used were developed using information on the regolith composition reported from the Apollo missions. The work has recently expanded by a collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology.