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ISA Starts 60 Day Mars feasibility study

Posted 08-29-2010 at 10:04 PM by garyw

Status: For Immediate Release
Subject: Mars 60 day feasibility study.

Today ISA managers directed project managers to start a 60 day consultation and feasibility study aimed at working out the most efficent and safest strategy for getting a crew to the surface of Mars and back to Earth.

ISA managers are fully aware that many studies like this have happend before and fully intend to use those studies as a baseline for the ISA Mars plan. By involving astronaunts in the process and assigning each team a specific area to review it is expected that a full mission architecture can be presented in as little as 45 days to ISA managers for review and from there released to the public.

The six main areas under review are:

1. Crew safety and in flight abort options.

2. Cargo requirements for critical usage (minium required), short stay, medium stay, long stay & spare parts requirements.

3. Propellant usage vs travel time to Mars.

4. Communications and EVA Traverses.

5. Crew Training requirements.

6. Landing site - primary and backups as well as secondary sites of interest.

A full report will be published which will review each area in detail and commit to the Mars Goals as laid down a few days previous.

ISA would also like to thank Altea Aerospace and Woo Aerospace for their assistance with this study.
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  1. Old Comment
    tl8's Avatar
    I assume the study will involve the emotional cost to both the Crew and their spouses.
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 07:32 AM by tl8 tl8 is offline
  2. Old Comment
    garyw's Avatar
    It's part of the crew health and safety evaulations. We thought of using #orbiterradio users but they would just argue.
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 10:36 AM by garyw garyw is offline
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    tl8's Avatar
    Have the managers confirmed that the Range is clear for the proposed Launch Date?
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 11:23 AM by tl8 tl8 is offline
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    River Crab's Avatar
    Will this be an OFMM lite-type thing? I'm sure the rest of the OFMM crew would be interested to hear what comes of this. (I think I've seen you poke your head into the OFMM forum at some points)

    Anyway, best of luck to you!
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:24 PM by River Crab River Crab is offline
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    garyw's Avatar
    In a sense although it will pick up some ideas I suggested to OFMM, those of having missions to Mars for pure cargo reasons followed up by a human landing. Watch this space - Mission details soon.
    Posted 08-30-2010 at 10:54 PM by garyw garyw is offline

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