David Fisher at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa, and colleagues have said that Rockets can be fueled using Mars glacier lubricant. Normally ice is too cold to flow, but when winds carry salty soil particles to ice cap, they might gradually sink to form a briny bed which is kept in the liquid state due to the warmness of the planet. when this liquid flows towards lower temperature they would freeze forming a ring of concentrated salt. This might be used as a component of Solid rocket fuel when mined.

Jack Holt at the University of Texas, Austin said that "the team has found the patterns in radar maps, however, the probe's radar has not found any signs of brine formation yet. We could be missing something, but as of now there is no evidence for anything wet at the base".