Hypothesized Surface: ISRU for Hypothesized Surfaces – RIT – A

“NASA Psyche Capstone: In-Situ Resource Utilization for Hypothesized Surfaces”

INSTITUTION

Rochester Institute of Technology

CLASS

Tungsten Class (2023 – 2024)

STUDENT TEAM

Alex Nestor, Mechanical Engineering
Alexander Loui,
Anthony Smith, MECE
Eliya Fischev,

Madeleine Goulet, Biomedical Engineering
Max,
William Z. Tom, Computer Engineering

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL GUIDANCE

 

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

Dr. Alexander Loui

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We are designing an asteroid sample collection system and storage cylinder with sample sorting to gather samples from Psyche to bring back for analysis to get a better understanding of planet cores.

 

This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Rochester Institute of Technology Capstone Course “CMPE 487”. 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.