Faculty Advisor

Durgin, William W.

Abstract

A baseline mission was designed to retrieve 1 Kg of sample from the Moon's South Pole-Aitken Basin at 50 deg. S Lat. and 90 deg Long. From a decision tree of mass effective options, the most probable mission was extracted using the rocket equation. The most promising mission consists of a direct route to and from the moon and uses a 2-stage lander that does not rendezvous upon return.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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