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Israeli startup will produce oxygen from lunar soil Israel today

2021-04-20T15:42:36.269Z

| space The technology does not require consumables brought from Earth, and therefore allows the colonies to "live from the earth" in remote permanent bases • In the coming years the venture set out on two space missions Helios' venture Photo:  Chaya Gold An Israeli start-up has developed technology for extracting oxygen from the lunar soil . The project is called HELIOS and has been funded by the Isr



The technology does not require consumables brought from Earth, and therefore allows the colonies to "live from the earth" in remote permanent bases • In the coming years the venture set out on two space missions

  • Helios' venture

    Photo: 

    Chaya Gold

An Israeli start-up has developed technology for extracting oxygen from the lunar soil

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The project is called HELIOS and has been funded by the Israeli Space Agency in the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Energy, to develop a system that will go out on two space missions over the next three years.

Helios' technology will produce oxygen on the surface of the moon, using a reactor fed into the moon's sand and performing a process that produces oxygen and various types of metals from the earth.

The process does not require consumables brought from Earth, and therefore allows colonies to “live off the land” in permanent bases far from Earth.

Mankind is expected to transport a lot of oxygen from Earth in the next five years.

Over fifty lunar missions are planned during this period.

Especially as part of NASA's Artemis program, which in partnership with SpaceX has been working to bring man back to the moon since he last visited it in 1972, but this time humanity is returning to the moon to stay.

In the next three years, the first modules of the space station that will revolve around it will be sent to the moon.

This base is expected to weigh thousands of tons, with the most required material for the project being oxygen, for the purpose of refueling rockets and spacecraft, about 70% of the weight of the giant rockets in launches is just oxygen.

Therefore, the project requires the development and adoption of technologies that enable the mining and utilization of raw materials in their natural location, similar to the activity of the Israeli Helios.

"The technology we've developed is part of the value chain that will enable the establishment of permanent extraterrestrial bases," said Jonathan Geifman, CEO and co-founder of Helios. Infrastructure for the production of raw materials from natural resources. "

According to Avi Blasberger, director of the Israeli Space Agency at the Ministry of Science and Technology: "Helios' revolutionary technology for extracting oxygen from lunar soil without the need for perishable raw materials from Earth will reduce launchers, expand cargo size and allow long-term human presence in deep space. The trend of returning to the moon around NASA's Artimis program will create significant business opportunities in the space industry in general and the Israeli space industry in particular.

Helios, which began in the space agency's entrepreneurship workshop as part of Israeli Space Week, is an excellent example of a groundbreaking Israeli start-up that will lead and be a key factor in this developing trend in the world. "

Helios has offices in Israel and Florida.

The advisory committee that accompanies the company includes William Larsson, former director of NASA's local resource utilization project. Bartil Anderson, former chief scientist of Europe.

Source: israelhayom

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