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Mars vehicle study workshop

February 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

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Presentation by Bernard Kutter on Cis-lunar operations

Presentation by Kyle Kesling

Presentation by Prof. Larry Bell, Suzana Bianco, Kyle Kesling, Taylor Philips-Hungerford

UH Orbital and Surface integrated system architecture
UH Orbital and Surface integrated system architecture

UH Habitat layout configurations
UH surface habitat configuration

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ROB VARNAS Workshop notes

Purpose of meeting: establish terms of reference for BASI Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars (CPOM) Vehicle Study.

Purpose of Study: Establish baseline of vehicle conceptual designs for CPOM

Time and location: February 24, 2017 8AM-5PM
1050 W. NASA BLVD, Melbourne, FL (Room TBA)

Institutional attendees (roles):
· Florida Tech: study lead
· Purdue: architecture integration, transportation vehicle design
· University of Houston: surface system and habitation systems
· ULA (?): cis-lunar transportation, refueling systems
· NASA KSC (?): requirements development

· Study objectives: Buzz Aldrin, Andy Aldrin (BASI)

· Background—a few briefings on current activities relevant to the study
o The CPOM Architecture Buzz Aldrin, Sarag Sakia
o Commercial Cislunar Architectures: Bernard Kutter
o UH habitation studies
o Others?

· Assumptions—what are the driving assumptions we need to bound the study?

· Scope—The scope of CPOM is large, we need to determine which specific systems we will design

· Requirements –What are the performance requirements the architecture and individual systems must meet? Are there other design requirements we wish to impose?

· Methodology—How are we going to conduct the study? How do we ensure that designs are comparable, and compatible?

· Roles, responsibilities—who is doing what? What are the study interfaces, and who will manage them?

· Logistics—the boring stuff we usually either forget to talk about, or spend the entire meeting discussing.

· Schedule—What factors are driving schedule?


February 24, 2017
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Buzz Aldrin Space Institute
1050 W NASA Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901 United States
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