Date of Submission

Fall 12-6-2021

Project Type

Senior Design

Committee Chair/First Advisor

Dr. Khalid


Our team has designed a spacecraft and mission for exploring the moons of Mars. The Lithological and Ultraviolet Photometry Assessment (LUPA) excursion vehicle is capable of crew habitation, autonomous rendezvous, and in-vacuum sample collection all in support of a parallel Mars surface mission to be carried out in the year 2040. Our project's key focus areas revolve around orbital mechanics, space vehicle propulsion analysis, scientific exploration, and the management of various interconnected spacecraft subsystems.

scoop.mp4 (7395 kB)
rendezvous1.mp4 (11554 kB)
landing.mp4 (17466 kB)