Hypothesized Surface: Landing System – Penn State Behrend


Penn State Behrend


Copper Class (2021 – 2022)


Scott M Coughenour, Mechanical Engineering
Fred Parker, Mechanical Engineering
James Perkins, Mechanical Engineering


Prof. Brian Lani, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering, Penn State Behrend


Design a future landing system capable of landing on the hypothesized surfaces of the Psyche asteroid.

This work was created in partial fulfillment of Penn State Behrend Capstone Course “ME448”. The work is a result of the Psyche Student Collaborations component of NASA’s Psyche Mission (https://psyche.asu.edu). “Psyche: A Journey to a Metal World” [Contract number NNM16AA09C] is part of the NASA Discovery Program mission to solar system targets. Trade names and trademarks of ASU and NASA are used in this work for identification only. Their usage does not constitute an official endorsement, either expressed or implied, by Arizona State University or National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ASU or NASA.