Crewed Mars Mission: Concept Development and Experimentation

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J. A. Watson (2018), JBIS, 71, pp.2-18

Refcode: 2018.71.2
Keywords: Mission Utility Analysis, Space Mission Simulation, Human Spaceflight, Mars Exploration, Progspexion 1 INTRODUCTION (HERRO) architecture [24] [25]. In addition, constituents of the Mars Project [26], Interplanetary Transport System (ITS) [27], Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars (CPOM) [28] [29], Red Dragon [30], Inspiration Mars [31] [32], and Mars Base Camp (MBC) [33] architectures are utilized to construct a tradespace for concept experimentation. Mission utility analysis of these proposed mission concepts p

This paper presents the concept development and experimentation of human spaceflight missions to Mars. Utilizing Acolytionís Progspexion, analysis of alternatives is performed inclusive of 18 prominent mission concepts with a vast experimentally designed tradespace exploration of crewed Mars mission architecture constituents. Results indicate that, as of date, no proposed mission concept is capable of achieving acceptable mission utility to risk ratios; however, the research produces 18 statistically guided developments to the concept of crewed Mars missions.


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