MB 10 / MarsBase 10

MB 10 / MarsBase 10

May 2008
Author: Ondrej Doule (at NASA Ames Research Center)

Proposal for simulation in Antarctic Dry Valleys and the visualization by Tomas Rousek 
Mars base 10 is designed as a permanent settlement on Mars for 10 astronauts. This Class II base is equipped with all necessary subsystems including large greenhouses with bio-regenerative ECLSS and an ISRU processing laboratory to provide a fully autonomous habitat. The base is divided in 3 levels according to base operations. The base was designed as a single payload for one heavy lift launcher such as Ares V (136 tons to LEO). A detailed analysis of the mission strategy and landing site selection was performed prior to the architectural design of the base. The Olympus Mons Western Scarp was chosen as most appropriate for the MB10 mission with scientific goals.