This project is solving the Deployable Greenhouse challenge.
The name for our device is the SALAD Pod (Sustainable, Agriculture, Life, Acceleration, Device). This project if for a deployable greenhouse, utilizing mars atmosphere through compression and cryogenic distillation. It will utilize the dragon capsule fr the greenhouse structure. Using a falcon heavy for a lift vehicle, many mars greenhouses will arrive on mars using super draco precision landing. Once it has landed the nose cone will deploy with small rockets bouncing away the nose and landing nearby with airbags still connected by an umbilical. The nose will contain a 6kw radio isotope generator utilizing sun power free piston sirling engines and plutonium 238. Inside the capsule there will be vertical aeroponics, cryogenic gas distillation, membrane gas filtration, pressure swing absorption, LED lighting, robotic harvesting arms, atmospheric sensors, dehumidifiers, temperature control, and small amounts of soil with dwarf trees perennial fruit trees. The gas separation devices allow for excess water, oxygen, and nitrogen to be collected and purified for use by colonists that arrive in a following mission.
Project InformationLicense: GNU General Public License
Source Code/Project URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JdNQKaJR7dbTgHGNsczMCN3yfv47nBcuvFWHOzK04vo/edit?usp=sharing
ResourcesRED DRAGON: LOW-COST ACCESS TO THE SURFACE OF MARS USING COMMERCIAL CAPABILITIES. - http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/marsconcepts2012/pdf/4315.pdf
RED DRAGON: LOW-COST ACCESS TO THE SURFACE OF MARS USING COMMERCIAL CAPABILITIES. - http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/marsconcepts2012/pdf/4315.pdf