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Mars HomeBase Organization

A Collaborative and COTS approach to develop Engineering and Technology needed to achieve the
goal of human settlement on Mars.

Welcome to Mars HomeBase Organization.

Mars HomeBase Organization is dedicated to the development of sustainable and habitable human settlements on the planet Mars.  We are working on the development of technology based on  Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)  methodology and Collaborative Engineering to achieve the goal of sustainable and habitable human settlement on planet Mars. Our mission is to create an open, distributed and collaborative engineering environment to design and create a wide range of technologies, systems, tools, and infrastructure required for life and survival on Mars.

At Mars HomeBase, our focus is not on the development of transportation systems such as rockets or spaceships for interplanetary missions. These endeavors are being spearheaded by SpaceX, led by Elon Musk, and other rocket companies, and will be available commercially. While we may contribute to conceptual designs and propulsion technologies for transportation, our primary objectives lie in the development of all the essential items, from the smallest to the largest, necessary for sustaining life on Mars once humans arrive.

What we are working on are – every little to big things, from refilling a pen to developing large self-sustaining habitats – our team at Mars HomeBase Organization is tirelessly working to ensure that every aspect of life on Mars is thoroughly considered and addressed. Be part of our team and contribute to achieving the goal of human settlement on Planet Mars!

COTS and Collaborative development of technologies

The Mars HomeBase Organization (MHBO) is working on habitat development and human settlement on Planet Mars through innovative COTS (Commercial Off-The-Shelf) and collaborative approach to engineering and technology development. Our unique methodology aims to achieve significant reductions in both development costs and time while increasing the likelihood of successful commercial and private manned settlements on Mars. Discover more here.

MARS analogue Research Stations

Mars Analogue Research Stations serve as invaluable testing grounds to assess the practicality and effectiveness of technologies developed by the Mars HomeBase Organization. These specialized stations function as test beds, providing a platform to validate and refine proposed solutions for future Mars missions. I-MARS ARYA, (nation's first Mars analogue station), is planned near the Bidadi-Ramanagara region, approximately 40 kilometers away from Bangalore. This ambitious project holds the promise of advancing our understanding of space missions and preparing humanity for the challenges of exploring the Red Plane

Online Community for Information exchange, Networking, distributed development

Two uniquely designed online community portals, one for development of technologies by Professionals called Olympus Portal and one for Universities/Institutions called Mariner Portal is being developed to support COTS and Collaborative Research activities. These portals along with latest project management tools will aid technology development efforts by Mars HomeBase Organization.

Education and Awareness Programs

Through this dedicated program, we aim is to foster awareness and education
 among the general population about Space Technology and Mars Missions happening across the world.
 Particularly for a country like India, where space exploration is gaining momentum, 
it is crucial to ensure that the general public is well-informed about international developments in Space Technology and Mars missions.
This will not only garner public support for government-led space missions but also encourage young minds to develop a passion for all things related to Space Technology.

Mars Education Outreach Centre (MEC)

An expansive 10-acre plot is being developed near Bangalore, with an exclusive focus on Mars and Space Technology education. This groundbreaking center, aptly named SOL-ONE, (MEC) draws its inspiration from the concept of a "day on planet Mars." Here, visitors will have the opportunity to delve into the latest Engineering applications and immerse themselves in the captivating world of space exploration. SOL-ONE seeks to kindle the flames of curiosity and innovation within young minds, providing a platform for hands-on learning and research. Through interactive exhibits, advanced simulations, and expert guidance, SOL-ONE will nurture a new generation of space enthusiasts and pioneers.

Academic Research Programs

The Mars HomeBase Organization serves as an exceptional platform for academic research, specifically focusing on applied engineering in the domain of Space Technology development. Our mission is to bridge the gap between various disciplines, bringing together engineering students, medical, agricultural stutends, and technology developers under one unified umbrella. Together, we collaborate towards a common goal – devising tools and technologies vital for humankind's survival on the planet, Mars.  Know more here. With a visionary approach, we encourage cross-disciplinary cooperation, fostering an environment of innovation and exploration to address the challenges that lie ahead in establishing sustainable habitats on Mars. We extend our assistance to both graduate and undergraduate students who are passionate about Mars technology development. 

Commercial Transfer and realization of Technology (ToT)

Technology or Solutions developed for Planetary settlement on Mars may have immediate application right here on earth. Our  CToT (Cross-Transfer of Technology) program is designed to exploit such benefits. We are networked with Industry partners who can take these solutions to market.

Tech Start Up Program

Mars HomeBase offers to any interested developer or member to use Mars HomeBase platform to start a new venture in Space Technology. Mars HomeBase has invested significant resources  in developing technologies and our platform serves as a launchpad for those seeking to embark on a new entrepreneurial journey in the space sector  Know more here.

Career Development and Assistance

Mars HomeBase career assist program is designed to nurture and enhance talent growth in Space Exploration Technologies. We collaborate closely with industry leaders, leveraging our networked talent and expertise to complement human resource development. Know more here

ARYA - Rocket Architecture



Rocket Architecture development.

Mars HomeBase is working on a  new rocket architecture known as ARYA (Space Launch Architecture – SLS ARYA),  The ARYA rocket design draws inspiration from the remarkable advancements in reusable rocket technology pioneered by SpaceX and explores the vast potential of 3D printing, material reusability, and innovative return-to-earth methods. As a Heavy Lift Architecture, ARYA boasts a tri-stage configuration with the first two stages designed for reusability, while the third stage is specifically optimized for material reuse upon reaching Mars.

The incorporation of 3D printing technology marks a significant leap forward, enabling us to shift from a ‘use and throw’ approach to a ‘more of use and less of throw’ philosophy concerning rocket construction materials. In traditional rocket design, all stages are used only once and subsequently discarded after each launch. ARYA’s visionary approach revolutionizes this wasteful norm by embracing material recycling and reusability. By harnessing the potential of 3D printing, we can now maximize the utility of materials used in rocket construction, leading to greater sustainability and efficiency in space missions. ARYA represents a paradigm shift in rocket architecture, one that aims to use 3D printing in Space and material reusability to next level.

Space Transportation architecture development

ITS 1.0, a complementary Space Transport architecture to the heavy lift architecture ARYA, offers a modular approach for missions to Mars or the Moon. Distinguished by its use of propellant capsules instead of in-flight fuel transfer (like in StarShip), this architecture resembles a compact space station, equipped with multiple redundant systems to handle any contingencies en route to Mars.

The in-orbit assembly of modules allows for ongoing enhancements to subsystems throughout the vehicle’s life cycle, while also facilitating thorough functional testing before departure from Earth. With ITS 1.0, we ensure a robust and adaptable platform, enabling us to continuously improve and optimize our technology, thus paving the way for ambitious space exploration missions with increased safety and efficiency.

Interplanetary Transport Architecture (1.0)




Conceptual View of Mars Education Centre, to be constructed on Bidadi Ramanagara region of Bangalore.

Mars Education Centre(MEC - SOL ONE)

The Mars Education Centre, known as SOL-ONE, is an innovative OutReach center designed to cater to students, engineers, and the general public. Developed in collaboration with Mars researchers from the United States and Europe (Mars Society and other organizations), SOL-ONE carries a profound underlying significance: “A day on Mars.” This facility aims to provide a unique and immersive educational experience that brings the wonders of Mars closer to our world. By fostering curiosity, scientific exploration, and cross-cultural learning, SOL-ONE seeks to inspire the next generation of visionaries who will shape the future of space exploration. Whether you’re a student seeking to delve into the mysteries of the Red Planet or an enthusiast eager to expand your knowledge, SOL-ONE offers a dynamic platform where imagination and knowledge converge, opening up new horizons of understanding about our neighboring planet and beyond.


i-Mars is a program by Mars HomeBase Organization in India to develop Mars analog Research Stations in India.

A Mars analog station serves as one of the pivotal tools in the quest for understanding and preparing for Martian exploration missions. Several research stations have been established, existing, or proposed with the specific purpose of simulating the physical and psychological challenges that astronauts would encounter during a real Martian mission. These habitats play a crucial role in studying and refining the equipment and techniques required to analyze the Martian surface effectively. Moreover, they offer a controlled environment for volunteer inhabitants, replicating the isolation and confinement experienced during extended space missions. This unique setting enables scientists to delve into the medical and psychosocial impacts of prolonged space travel, providing invaluable insights for future crewed missions to Mars. Mars HomeBase is attempting to build first such analog station in the country named i-MARS ARYA so that habitat technologies and solutions developed by the organization can be put to test in Mars like environment, providing useful data on efficacy, usefulness.

Indian Mars Analogue Research Station (i-MARS)


We are driven by passion

Yes! We are driven by passion! – Before the entry of Elon Musk and SpaceX, space enthusiasts could only watch TV and listen to government-owned space agencies conducting research. Those days are long gone! It’s now time for individuals to embrace the challenge and actively contribute to making human settlement on planet Mars a reality. In a way, we are building a new world, much like constructing a dream home. The possibilities are immense, and through this endeavor, we have the chance to rectify some of the problems we witness on Earth since birth.”

SpaceX and Blue Origin are at the forefront of the race to develop Mars-capable rockets, bringing us closer to the prospect of human settlement on the Red Planet. As the commercial business case gains prominence, we can expect a surge of innovation in technology, marketing, and, above all, human exploration of both Mars and the Moon. This time around, we are poised to witness live moon landings in high-definition resolution by the end of this decade, as space tourism and travel evolve beyond mere political point-scoring. Instead, space exploration will be driven by business entities guided by sound commercial considerations, leading to regular missions marked by incremental innovations and a significant reduction in costs. The future of space exploration holds great promise for the advancement of humanity’s presence in the cosmos.

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Be part of efforts by humanity to develop technologies needed to survive and colonize Mars.