Sign in to follow this  
lukeoftheaura

Let's plan a mercury mission!

Recommended Posts

Mission to mercury?

tumblr_mejrgvTHl31ra4livo1_500.png

Or mission to Mercury?

mercurycolor1.jpg

If you're gonna use baking soda and vinegar, you should try the first mission. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A couple of years ago I had to design a manned research outpost of Mercury. Obviously one would utilize the polar ice deposits for housing, oxygen production, and hydration(duh), one would also use solar power in conjunction with geothermal energy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A couple of years ago I had to design a manned research outpost of Mercury. Obviously one would utilize the polar ice deposits for housing, oxygen production, and hydration(duh), one would also use solar power in conjunction with geothermal energy...

Solar power won't work near the ice deposits, given they're permanently shaded, and geothermal would be very hard to get working given mercury appears to be geologically dead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Solar power won't work near the ice deposits, given they're permanently shaded, and geothermal would be very hard to get working given mercury appears to be geologically dead.

http://books.google.com/books?id=j-6s2CXVY7MC&pg=PA17&lpg=PA17&dq=Geothermal+activity+on+Mercury+planet&source=bl&ots=IVwdTCGBfA&sig=l2xoE1OaQvs3WfGtD1qr1nOaUOM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ou4-VJDTI8mUgwS74YHwCQ&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=Geothermal%20activity%20on%20Mercury%20planet&f=false

Peaks of eternal light have been theorized, and have been neither denied nor confirmed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If nothing else you could probably build a structure to achieve the same effect. My worry is if the materials can handle it or not for long periods.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this