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The projects that SFO is currently investigating are:
All of these projects have come about because of the realization that we are technologically incompetent when it comes to the serious settlement of space, either in Low Earth Orbit, on the Moon or Mars. At the current moment in time we do not have the wherewithal to support large numbers of people living and working in these new environments.
These projects have been chosen because they are part of a baseline of data both biological and technological that it is necessary to develop before we start building systems. Hopefully they will all allow us to ask the right questions when it becomes necessary to build these exploration systems.
The proposed exploration architecture is an attempt to generate an infrastructure that will integrate all the requirements for humans to live and work comfortably in space.
In the case of the Modularized Energy System we are looking at integrating several forms of renewable energy sources into a modular system that can be expanded as required. The important characteristic is that all these components be packaged in such a way that they can be easily transported without requiring vehicles.This project is in the early stages of construction and should be complete within twelve months with the first prototype components coming on-line by the end of Summer 2017.
Options for the use of Nuclear Power in Space has assumed an importance that requires serious study because there are few systems capable of supplying the power for even small Outposts and Bases.
The Radio Frequency Interference suppression project was a study of the newer materials and techniques that may be used to shield equipment and personnel against such interference and general radiation threats while also providing the wherewithal to prevent radiation from escaping through conduction and by re-radiation. This study should result in a major Paper on shielding.