IPFN's research highlighted by AIAA

The annual roundup of the year's biggest aerospace achievements and milestones issued by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) highlights an investigation led by a N-PRiME/IPFN team involving Vasco Guerra, Tiago Silva and Nuno Pinhão. 

The work proposes a plasma-based system to produce and separate oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. According to Vasco Guerra, “such technology could play a key role in developing life support systems for future Mars colonies, including the feedstock and chemicals needed to manufacture in-situ fuels, fertilizers and construction materials.”

The work was carried out in collaboration with the Laboratoire de Physique des Plasmas at Ecole Polytechnique in France, the MIT in the USA and the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). 

More details here.