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International Space University MSS16 presents its Team Projects


On 19 May 2016 two team projects were presented by the ISU Master of Space Studies class (MSS16). One, called SEDNA (sponsored by NASA) concentrated on planetary protection, whereas the other one, called LUNA HATHOR, focused on drilling on the moon.

SEDNA first concentrated on a description of Icy Moons and a selection of best candidates for astrobiological missions. They concluded that ENCELADUS offered the best opportunities, also due to recent discovery of geyser activity. From a planetary protection point of view it was highlighted that missions without landing but with remote investigations were to be preferred.

One concept proposed was a station in LEO, composed of commercial inflatable modules, in order to analyze samples in orbit, to avoid contamination.

LUNA HATHOR looked into the interest of drilling on the moon. The international character was stressed as a new stimulus for space exploration and an analysis was made on the outreach aspects, within the legal context available.

Scientifically, the objective was put to drill 20 meters deep and as a location the Lunar South-Poles were selected to be most promising. In view of the lack of gravity, after an extensive trade-off between different drilling techniques, an Inchworm Deep Drilling System (IDDS) was proposed to be put in an international cooperative context.

The team project is a major element of the MSS curriculum which aims to provide students with experience in interdisciplinary, intercultural and international (3I) teamwork, developing relevant skills, e.g. research, problem-solving, design, communication, organizational and project management.

More information on both projects can soon be found under the ISU library website, whereas those interested in watching the presentations can view them HERE.

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