Year: 2016

Type: Gemini Mars Student Design Competition

Collaboration: Space is More, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania State University, HiPro Mine

Team: Dorota Budzyń, Agata Mintus, Davide Conte, Aleksander Gorgolewski, Leszek Orzechowski, Jason Reiter, Szymon Gryś, Jan Popowski, Mateusz Jędrzejewski, Aleksander Tuzik, Olaf Kowalski, Bartosz Wąsik, Jakub Urbański

Topics: Fly by mission, design towards feasibility

The report presented the concept for a 700 day Mars and Deimos flyby mission for two humans. Both the design of the station as well as mission architecture were described in the paper. The important factors of the concept were designing for a cost-effective, safe and simple mission to fly in 2024. The mission and vehicle design were determined based on the Technology Readiness Level, a crew safety, yielding a highly feasible mission design. 

The Artemis mission provides a comfortable 34 cubic meters habitable volume for the two crew members. To minimize the costs only two modules, based on the existing MPLM module and Dragon capsule, were building the station. A highly efficient environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) allows for significant consumable mass savings. Furthermore science experiments carried aboard the spacecraft are focused on additional supplies renewal.