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Quantifying the Impact of Cryo-Management, ISRU, and Fuel Cell Lunar Technology Infusion to a Notional Mars LOX/LH2 Architecture

  title={Quantifying the Impact of Cryo-Management, ISRU, and Fuel Cell Lunar Technology Infusion to a Notional Mars LOX/LH2 Architecture},
  author={Skylar Eiskowitz and Sydney I. Dolan and K. S. Latyshev and George Lordos and Matthew Moraguez and Alejandro Trujilo and Bruce G. Cameron and Oliver de Weck and Edward F. Crawley},
Liquid Oxygen liquid Hydrogen (LOX/LH2) Mars architectures have historically been ruled out in favor of Liquid Oxygen liquid Methane (LOX/LCH4) architectures due to a high perceived cost and risk in LH2 cryomanagement, which leaves a gap in literature and technology development in support of LH2 architectures. Carbon is not thought to be abundant on the Moon, while recent discoveries suggest that water is widely accessible on Mars, presenting an opportunity. The challenges in meeting this… 

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