A Guideline for a Sustainable Lunar Base Design for Constructed in Lunar Lava Tubes and Their Vertical Skylights



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50th International Conference on Environmental Systems


The lunar surface is a hostile environment subject to harmful radiation and meteorite impacts. A recently discovered lava tube avoids these risks and, as it undergoes only slight temperature changes, it is a promising location for constructing a lunar base. JAXA engages in research in regenerative ECLSS (Environmental Control Life Support Systems), particularly addressing water and air recycling and treating organic waste. Overcoming these challenges is essential for long-term lunar habitation. This paper presents a guideline for a sustainable lunar base design.


Masato Sakurai, JAXA
Asuka Shima, JAXA
Isao Kawano, JAXA
Junichi Haruyama, JAXA
Hiroyuki Miyajima, International University of Health and Welfare
ICES506: Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Missions and Technologies
The 50th International Conference on Environmental Systems was held virtually on 12 July 2021 through 14 July 2021.


Lunar Lava Tubes, Skylight Vertical Holes, ECLSS, sustainable lunar base