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Mars One Surface Exploration Suit (SES) Design Summary

Mars One Surface Exploration Suit (SES) Design Summary

by Suzanne Flinkenflögel on Thursday, 17th November 2016 in Paragon, Technology

On November 15th, 2016, Mars One released the Conceptual Design Assessment of Mars One's Surface Exploration Suit (SES) by Paragon Space Development Corporation®. We hereby present a concise abstract of the independent Paragon report. The abstract was prepared by Mars One Round Three Candidates Josh Richards (AU), Oscar Mathews (US), and Ryan MacDonald (GB).

Abstract—Paragon Space Development Corporation has conducted an initial conceptual design study outlining the baseline requirements for the first surface exploration suit specifically intended for operational use on Mars. Each suit has a dry mass of 88.5 kg and requires 300 kg of spare parts to support 250 surface excursions over its lifetime. With adequate radiation shielding, each crew member can make at least 1150 surface excursions before exceeding ESA’s astronaut radiation career allowance. Mars One will make use of this initial design study to inform, develop and refine its mission of establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars.

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Grant Anderson and Barry Finger from Paragon about technical feasibility and challenges of Mars One

Grant Anderson and Barry Finger from Paragon about technical feasibility and challenges of Mars One

by Natasha Schön on Thursday, 25th February 2016 in Inside 360, Paragon, Technology

Paragon Space Development Corporation is a premier provider of environmental controls for extreme and hazardous environments. Mars One contracted Paragon to complete the initial conceptual design of the Surface Habitat Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) due to their specialization in engineering and manufacturing thermal control and life support systems with a specific focus on extreme environments. In this Mars Exchange interview, we asked Grant Anderson (GA), President and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation, and Barry Finger (BF), Paragon Chief Engineer, Director of Life Support Systems, some questions about their cooperation with Mars One.

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Mars One interviews Grant Anderson and Barry Finger from Paragon about ECLSS

Mars One interviews Grant Anderson and Barry Finger from Paragon about ECLSS

by Natasha Schön on Friday, 12th February 2016 in Inside 360, Paragon, Technology

Paragon Space Development Corporation is a premier provider of environmental controls for extreme and hazardous environments. Mars One contracted Paragon to complete the initial conceptual design of the Surface Habitat Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) due to their specialization in engineering and manufacturing thermal control and life support systems with a specific focus on extreme environments. In this Mars Exchange interview, we asked Grant Anderson (GA), President and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation, and Barry Finger (BF), Paragon Chief Engineer, Director of Life Support Systems, some questions about the ECLSS study they completed for Mars One.

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How to keep humans alive on Mars - Abstract Surface Habitat ECLSS Conceptual Design

How to keep humans alive on Mars - Abstract Surface Habitat ECLSS Conceptual Design

by Suzanne Flinkenflögel on Thursday, 2nd July 2015 in Paragon, Technology

On July 1st, 2015, Mars One released the conceptual design of the Surface Habitat Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) performed by Paragon Space Development Corporation®. The ECLSS is required to support a human outpost on Mars and will create a safe environment for the Mars inhabitants, supplying them with clean air and water while recycling wastes. We hereby present a concise abstract of the independent Paragon report. The abstract was written by Mars One Round Three Candidates Josh Richards (AU), Oscar Mathews (US), and Ryan MacDonald (GB).

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