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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.
Kavanagh, Shannon; Lewis, Bo; Odinamba, Alex; and Mulhern, Joshua, "LUPA: An Excursion Vehicle for the Moons of Mars" (2021). Senior Design Project For Engineers. 60.
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