I was thinking of a much smaller reactor
Originally Posted by Old Vig
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"Hyperion says its proposed reactor, the Hyperion Power Module (HPM), could be operational in three or four years. It is one of the smallest planned reactors, with an output of just 25MW, and its backers claim it could have the widest possible market.
Its size keeps the cost down – Hyperion estimates it at $50m per unit – and also the space it needs.
The reactor itself is just 2 metres long by 1.5m across, although together with all the turbines and other equipment for generating power it will need about an acre."
Four square meters, the net weight should be under 50 tonnes.
Regarding resources, the most important are oxygen and water, and food. Algae could provide the oxygen, the water part is a bit more difficult, because it would probably involve digging and melting it or establishing a water minig facility in the poles. After that you could grow some food or just continue producing algae.
With those resources the future martians have their core needs met : oxygen, water, food.
Last edited by adelatorre; 07-02-2015 at 01:39 AM.
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