Mission 1 dropped basic tools and supplies on the surface of Mars. Managed from Earth by ISA stakeholders, “citizen-scientists” prepared for the first humans to come to Mars.
The Rover is one of the most versatile vehicles ever developed. Its fully electric powertrain and low center of gravity allow it to perform in almost any extreme situation with ease.
The Fission Reactor provides a baseline of power to the colony. It generates electricity by capturing heat produced by splitting atoms. It runs on Plutonium-238 and can operate continuously for years.
The Cargo Rocketship is designed to deliver large amounts of useful payload to the Martian surface. This allows most items to be pre-assembled on Earth, reducing the complication of getting them operational once they arrive on Mars.
The Fuel Plant converts water and carbon dioxide into rocket fuel via the Sabatier reaction. The fuel is stored in a temperature-regulated tank which can be transported to a nearby rocketship for refueling.
The Scouting Drone surveys the surrounding landscape and identifies areas of interest. It also has an on-board sample tester to analyze the surface in hard-to-reach locations. Its long, stacked blades are designed to compensate for the thin atmosphere on Mars.
The Ice Mining Rig extracts subsurface water by drilling a hole into a glacier using a hot-water pump. The pump heats up the ice until a spherical reservoir forms inside the glacier. Water can then be pumped to the surface, filtered and stored.
The Solar Panel Array generates power for the colony by converting solar energy into electricity. It features a lightweight tilting mechanism to optimize efficiency and an electrostatic coating to keep dust from collecting on top of the cells.