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Revolutionary Concepts for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE)This paper summarizes the content of a NASA-led study performed to identify revolutionary concepts and supporting technologies for Human Outer Planet Exploration (HOPE). Callisto, the fourth of Jupiter's Galilean moons, was chosen as the destination for the HOPE study. Assumptions for the Callisto mission include a launch year of 2045 or later, a spacecraft capable of transporting humans to and from Callisto in less than five years, and a requirement to support three humans on the surface for a minimum of 30 days. Analyses performed in support of HOPE include identification of precursor science and technology demonstration missions and development of vehicle concepts for transporting crew and supplies. A complete surface architecture was developed to provide the human crew with a power system, a propellant production plant, a surface habitat, and supporting robotic systems. An operational concept was defined that provides a surface layout for these architecture components, a list of surface tasks, a 30-day timeline, a daily schedule, and a plan for communication from the surface.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Patrick A Troutman
(Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Kristen Bethke
(Princeton University Princeton, New Jersey, United States)
Frederic H Stillwagen
(Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Darrell L Caldwell, Jr
(Analytical Mechanics Associates (United States) Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Ram Manvi
(Jet Propulsion Lab La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States)
Chris Strickland
(Swales Aerospace Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Shawn A Krizan
(Analytical Mechanics Associates (United States) Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 28, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: AIP Conference Proceedings
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Volume: 654
Issue: 1
Issue Publication Date: January 28, 2003
ISSN: 0094-243X
e-ISSN: 1551-7616
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Meeting Information
Meeting: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF)
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Country: US
Start Date: February 2, 2003
End Date: February 6, 2003
Sponsors: American Institute of Physics
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Power electronics
Outer-planet exploration
Jovian satellites
Galilean moons
Educational aids
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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