What will happen if their is shortage of resources in Space?

If Space Mission last longer than expected duration, then how Astronauts survive & manage with less fuel, food & water

What if the shortage is of Fuel in Space?

European Space Agency &  team of Spanish Technological Centre Tekniker are together working to address this issue

Planning to make Rocket Propellant from the Sewage of Astronauts

Together with the team of Tekniker, ESA is working on a System that uses Sunlight & Sewage to produce fuel on the Red Planet

Tekniker’s Borja Pozo explains

They are aiming to make first reactor which will produce space propellant using Mar’s air (95% Carbon dioxide)

Tekniker’s Borja Pozo explains

Sunlight will act as source of power for reactor & astronauts’ greywater would help in production of the propellant

How Sunlight & CO2 can be used to turn Astronaut Waste into Fuel on Mars?

This can be done by creating a Photoelectrochemical (PEC) System for reducing the CO2 to produce fuels

What is a Photoelectrochemical (PEC) System?

 Photoelectrochemical System is a system that utilises a light source to produce the electrical energy 

How this Photoelectrochemical (PEC) System work in Space?

PEC System depends on high-efficiency catalytic materials

The catalytic materials are the fundamental component for catalytic activity of photoelectrodes to produce hydrocarbons

How this Photoelectrochemical (PEC) System work in Space?

Hydrocarbons such as carbon monoxide, methane or alcohols from atmospheric CO2 plus wastewater will help in fuel production

Creating a Fuel production system & Recycling system

In this process of creating hydrocarbons for fuel energy the system  will detoxify water which will serve as a recycling method

Why this technological approach is important?

This will help Astronauts or crew members to survive on an alien planet for extended period of time

 This will help Astronauts for future Mars missions & to other locations like Moon or elsewhere in space Kindly visit www.thegpstime.com to read more in detail