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Space Mission Design

INSTITUTION

Arizona State University (Tempe Campus)

CLASS

Cobalt Class (2019 – 2020)

STUDENT TEAM

Avi Brahmbhatt, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics), Physics (Double Major)
Carlos Fajardo, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics)
Miguel Lugo Gomez, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics)
Teresa McBryan, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics)
Nicholas Naber, Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics)

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE

Charles Boehmer, Instructor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, ASU

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project is a design for a hypothesized follow-on mission to NASA’s Psyche Mission. The follow-on mission will build on the science results of the original Psyche Mission and is open ended in terms of spacecraft and mission design. The imagined launch date for the Psyche Follow-On Mission is in the 2030 time frame. Options may include operations ranging from orbiting the asteroid, landing on the asteroid, or a sample return from the asteroid, and will be determined by trade studies that are conducted by the team.