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The first human mission to Mars may not be far away, but many preparations still need to be made to ensure the safety of crews once they arrive. One of the key requirements of these missions will be producing a steady supply of oxygen. This will allow crews to survive inside their habitats on the Martian surface, while also providing propellant for a Mars Ascent Vehicle, allowing them to return home.

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This video is based on the paper ‘Multi-objective system optimization of a Mars atmospheric ISRU plant for oxygen production’ published in the 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference (50100). doi.org/10.1109/AERO50100.2021.9438331

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