Hypothesized Surface: Sample Return from Hypothesized Surfaces – OSU – B

“Tether Sample Return”

INSTITUTION

Oregon State University (OSU)

CLASS

Tungsten Class (2023 – 2024)

STUDENT TEAM

Alex Deblock, Mechanical Engineering
Emmanuel Arredondo, Mechanical Engineering
Ethan Eckert,
Kevin Putman, Mechanical Engineering

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL GUIDANCE

 

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

Dr. Sarah Oman

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We have decided to create our collection method around a tether collection system, where we will deploy and attach a cable to the surface connected to our ship in orbit. Using a space elevator system, we plan to collect multiple samples into containers from the surface to the ship. This will be conducted by traveling up the rope.

 

This work was created in partial fulfillment of the Oregon State University Capstone Course “MIME 497”. 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.