Electrostatic Levitation Oven

In order to produce glass, metal alloys, or other materials in microgravity from a mixture of lunar soil the FeTiO2 ilmenite is transported into our...

Lunar Excavator

Attached to the opposite sides of the Prospector rover, is a counter-rotating dual bucket chain excavator with rock ripping steel claws constantly excavating into the...

ZBLAN flawless fiber optics

ZBLAN is a type of fluoride-based optical fiber glass that has the potential to perform up to 100 times more efficiently than traditional silica-based fibers....

Titanium super-capacitors

TiO2 has been long studied as a viable metal hydride absorber producing ferrotitanium, one of the best ferro-alloys, it is expensive and used in low...

Hydrocarbon Fuels

While Planetoid Mines has engineered a solid oxide electrolysis cells to be used both on the Earth and Moon, future missions to Mars and applications...

Lunar Water

Water is a critical resource for long-term exploration, and that’s one of the main reasons NASA will send astronauts to the Moon’s South Pole by 2024....

Electrolysis

NASA Glenn has been investigating three types of fuel cells: proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), regenerative fuel cell (RFC) systems, and solid-oxide fuel cells...

Solid Oxide Fuel Cell

Beginning and ending with water, the electrolysis cell uses electricity to split water molecules (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). In this way, electrical...

Lunar Data Analysis

The Moon has been studied for 50 years by NASA, ESA, and JAXA, collecting archives that exceeds 100's of terrabytes of data from instrument measurements,...