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Athena: NEO mission proposal
« on: 09/11/2011 08:32 PM »
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  The American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics has provided a Request for Proposal which calls for a manned mission to a Near-Earth Object.  It is the goal of Team COLBERT to respond to their request by providing a reusable system that can be implemented as a solid stepping stone for future manned trips to Mars and beyond. Despite Team COLBERT consisting of only students in Aerospace Engineering, in order to achieve this feat, the team must employ the use  of Systems Engineering.  Tools and processes from Systems Engineering will provide quantitative and semi-quantitative tools for making design decisions and evaluating items such as budgets and schedules.  This paper will provide an in-depth look at some of  the Systems Engineering processes employed and will step through the design process of a Human Asteroid Exploration System.

http://education.ksc.nasa.gov/esmdspacegrant/Documents/VT_Colbert.pdf
« Last Edit: 09/11/2011 08:34 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
And this is a good reminder that just because one of your fellow space enthusiasts occasionally voices doubts about the SpaceX schedule announcements or is cautious about believing SpaceX has licked a problem before actually seeing proof that's true, it doesn't mean they hate SpaceX.

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