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Moon Basalt fiber – preliminary feasibility study

Moon Basalt fiber – preliminary feasibility study

Aim of this project is to study a in situ resource utilization: the usage of Lunar soil for the production of fibers.

Fibers are an excellent material that can be useful in these conditions, as they are very versatile and they can be shaped easily at will. Taking advantage of the inorganic resources of the Moon this way could help reduce the overall costs of transport, since once the required machines were brought there, a large amount of fibers would be able to be produced.

Pico, A. Lüking, Á. Blay Sempere, T. Gries
Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University

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