Date of Award
Dual Degree in Master of Science & Master of Business Administration
Systems Engineering and Leadership Program
School or College
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
This project uses System Engineering principles to delve into the viability of different methods for Terraforming Mars, with a comparison between Paraterraforming, Terraforming and Bioforming. It will then examine one subsystem that will be integral to the terraforming process, which is the space infrastructure necessary to import enough gases to recreate Earth’s atmosphere on Mars. It will analyze the viability of Chemical Rockets, Nuclear Rockets, Space Elevators, Skyhooks, Rotovators, Mass Drivers, Launch Loops and Orbital Rings for this subsystem and provide recommendations for an implementation plan.
Wong, Brandon, "System Engineering Analysis of Terraforming Mars with an Emphasis on Resource Importation Technology" (2018). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 888.