List of ISRU

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This diagram shows a flowchart for In-Situ resources utilisation. Values are for a settlement of about 1000 people.

The idea of In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) is essential for a Martian colony. As part of the Mars Direct initiative it aims at the production of propellant material for a Mars return mission. The following issues are specifically considered:

ISRU is also part of the NASA reference mission as well as the SpaceX Mars colonisation plans.

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