NASA SBIR with Pioneer Astronautics & Honeybee Robotics to advance lunar ISRU

Oct 15, 2020 | News

Profs. Craig Brice, Angel Abbud-Madrid, Zhenzhen Yu, and Kevin Cannon along with graduate student Peter Corwin have teamed up with Pioneer Astronautics and Honeybee Robotics in the Moon to Mars Oxygen and Steel Technology (MMOST) project.  This work is funded by a NASA Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II-S award aimed at maturing technologies that will enable a sustainable human presence on the Moon. The team will work on building hardware to produce oxygen and steel from lunar regolith to create a feedstock wire that can be deposited using additive manufacturing techniques, while measuring quality and performance throughout the process.