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    • Analysis of different solar energy acquisition systems for applications in the Moon 

      Campal, Maryne (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-07-27)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      The big challenge of the NASA and space agencies for years to come is to return to the Moon to build a base of research there. This return to the Moon stays only a stage before the purpose of the big space agencies: the ...
    • Assessment of oxygen production on the Moon through reduction of ilmenite 

      Jaime Albalat, Andrea (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010-02-12)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      In the past 20 years, considerable attention been paid to returning to our natural satellite with robotic and, eventually, manned mission(s) not only to continue one the most scientifically fruitful exploration programs ...
    • Asteroidal volatiles for the development of planetary outposts: the case of the Moon 

      Ibáñez Cuadal, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-21)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The discovery of lunar ice in 1998 opened a whole variety of new perspectives for in-situ resource utilization of water on the Moon. However, more recent studies suggest that the amount of lunar ice is scarce. On the other ...
    • Autonomous optical navigation for orbits around Earth-Moon collinear libration points 

      Virgili Llop, Josep (2013)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      The analysis of optical navigation in an Earth–Moon libration point orbit is examined. Missions to libration points have been winning momentum during the last decades. Its unique characteristics make it suitable for a ...
    • DEAR project: Lunar dust surface interactions, risk and removal investigations 

      Jalba, C.; Milev, P.; Schulz, P.; Pflug, A.; Ramm, P.; Gusland, O.; Ghitiu, I.; Jalba, R.; Magureanu, A.; Molenta, A.; Pantea, A.; Pantea, G.; Jalba, L.; Özdemir-Fritz, S.; Groemer, G.; Müller, A.; Steininger, H.; McKeown, D.; Gibson Kiely, F.; Hamilton, J. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The DEAR project (Dusty Environment Application Research) investigates the interaction between lunar regolith and surfaces and components relevant for lunar exploration. Based on the TUBS regolith simulant which is ...
    • Disseny d'un vehicle lunar per facilitar el transport d'astronautes 

      Puigjaner Muñoz, Joaquim (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      L’any 1951 Arthur C. Clarke escriptor mes conegut com l’autor de la novel·la “2001 una odissea en el espai” pública l’obra “Les arenes de Mart” el qual narra la historia d’un escriptor que viatja en la primera nau que fa ...
    • Editorial: The earth–moon system as a dynamical laboratory 

      Alessi, Elisa Maria; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Rossi, Alessandro (2019-06-12)
      Article
      Open Access
    • Energy conversion in a system to generate electricity in the Moon 

      Siddappa, Basavaraj (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-10-30)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    • Evaporation and condensation in a thermal energy storage system 

      Castro Arnau, Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-01-29)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      A long term mission in a lunar base presents technological challenges that have not been solved yet. The electricity production and energy management are some of the most crucial elements of the life support system. The ...
    • Heat storage and electricity generation in the Moon during the lunar night 

      Climent, Blai; Torroba, Oscar; González Cinca, Ricardo; Ramachandran, Narayanan; Griffin, Michael D. (2013-08-01)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      One of the biggest challenges of the exploration of the Moon is the survival of the crew and the lunar assets during the lunar night. The environmental conditions on the lunar surface and its cycle, with long periods of ...
    • Libration transfer design using patched elliptic three-body models and graphics processing units 

      Peng, Hao; Bai, Xiaoli; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard; Xu, Shijie (2017-01-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Copyright © 2016 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. Design of the transfer from lunar orbits to the sun-Earth libration point region by direct searching in the highfidelity ephemeris model is ...
    • Lunar ISRU Energy Storage and Electricity Generation 

      Fernández Palos, Mario; Serra, Pol; Fereres, Sonia; Stephenson, Keith; González Cinca, Ricardo (2020)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The survival of the astronauts and their equipment is the priority for any long-term exploration mission to the Moon. The provision of energy during the long lunar nights is a critical part of these missions. Several ...
    • Mission Analysis for Google Lunar X-Prize Participants: Options for going to the Moon 

      Maitre -, Boris (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2010-07-15)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
    • Modelling and simulation of the primary power distribution of a lunar habitat 

      Fernández Palos, Mario (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-10-26)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
      Covenantee:   ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC) / ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC)
    • Natural formations at the Earth-Moon triangular point in perturbed restricted problems 

      Salazar, Francisco; Winter, O. C.; Macau, E.E.N.; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard (2015-07-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Previous studies for small formation flying dynamics about triangular libration points have determined the existence of regions of zero and Minimum Relative Radial Acceleration with respect to the nominal trajectory, that ...
    • Origin and minearology of Lunar meteorites. A study for lunar mining and resources exploitation 

      Mas Sanz, Esther (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06-22)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      In recent years the Moon has become once again the target for many of the most ambitious space projects. Our satellite is expected to provide a permanent base by 2030s and open new possibilities for deep-space exploration ...
    • Study of a lunar satellite navigation system 

      Saura Carretero, Gemma (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      The objective of the present study is to hold a preliminary analysis and design of a lunar global satellite navigation system able to provide accurate positional information to operators on the surface or in low lunar ...
    • Study of Earth-Moon trajectories with solar sail propulsion 

      Canales García, David (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      The computation of Earth-to-Moon trajectories constitutes an important and interesting chapter of spacecraft trajectory design. The traditional techniques based on Hohmann maneuvers and patched conics allowed the fast ...
    • Study of the transfer between libration point orbits and lunar orbits in Earth–Moon system 

      Cheng, Yu; Gómez Muntané, Gerard; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Yuan, Jianping (2017-02-23)
      Article
      Open Access
      This paper is devoted to the study of the transfer problem from a libration point orbit of the Earth–Moon system to an orbit around the Moon. The transfer procedure analysed has two legs: the first one is an orbit of the ...
    • Study of the use of lunar materials to produce rocket propellants 

      Valero Sánchez, Maria (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-10-13)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The motivation of this thesis is to solve the two main problems of space exploration: the lack of fuel to perform space exploration beyond the Moon or Mars, and the limitations generated by the launching of large amounts ...