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Review Article

Application Prospect of Fission-Powered Spacecraft in Solar System Exploration Missions

Table 5

SPS versus FPS mass comparison in the crewed phase of the Mars mission.

Crew expeditionPower generation/storage mass (kg)
FPSSPS
Jezero craterColumbus crater

Expedition 191541171312679
 Lander 1915456115909
 Lander 2020342704a
 Lander 3020342033
 Lander 4020342033
Expedition 2061026770
 Lander 1020342704a
 Lander 2020342033
 Lander 3020342033
Expedition 3000
 Lander 1000
 Lander 2000
 Lander 3000
Three expeditions’ total (kg)91541781519449

aThe noted mass include additional strings from ISRU to MAV.