Thermal Control Systems
Section 4.3.4.
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Lunar Habitat Cooling Need Establishment

Preliminary thermal analysis indicates that once we get the exploration base insulated (radiation is the driver), we'll have more problems cooling the base, even at night, than heating it. We don't plan to have the crew staying over during the lunar night for the first few missions, so mostly it'll be keep-alive power.

The cooling problem gets worse if we build large cities underground. Our long-range plans are starting to grow fields of radiators.

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