As part of the NASA sponsored research project on Interplanetary Supply Chain Management and Logistics Architectures, we are developing an integrated space-logistics framework. The first step is a critical look at terrestrial supply chain analogies and what we might learn from them for space exploration.
From an exploration perspective, some of the more interesting terrestrial supply chains are those that service remote environments. Therefore, study of Mars analogue bases such as the Haughton-Mars Project seems particularly relevant. The following section provides background on HMP; for further information on the space logistics research project, please refer to our publications.
HMP Site Background
Our destination is the Haughton Impact Crater on Devon Island, approximately 75 degrees North by 90 degrees West. Devon Island is a Polar Desert and is the largest uninhabited island in the world. Read more about the site and the proram at HMP's website.