Europa
Mission Objectives <ul><li>To find out the presence of life-forms on Europa </li></ul><ul><li>To find out if Europa is abl...
Why are we looking at Europa? <ul><li>Europa’s atmosphere contains oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists predicted that wate...
What are we finding for? <ul><li>The structure of Europa </li></ul><ul><li>The geological features of Europa </li></ul><ul...
Melting Probe Head Body Hydrobot Spacecraft
Technologies <ul><li>Energy source: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radioisotope thermoelectric generator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ima...
Mission Process <ul><li>The spacecraft will be launched from a space shuttle orbiting Earth towards the direction of Europ...
Mission Process <ul><li>As it begins to reach the ground, the Rover will be detached from the main chassis. </li></ul><ul>...
Mission Process <ul><li>The “Melting Probe” (tip) will begin to melt its way through the surface of Europa. </li></ul><ul>...
Mission Process <ul><li>Once the hydrobot is activated, it will begin its exploration of the waters. </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Mission Process <ul><li>The Rover will begin its journey over the surfaces of Europa. </li></ul><ul><li>It will analyze an...
Mission Cost and Duration <ul><li>This mission to Europa will cost an approximate value of  USD 850 million </li></ul><ul>...
 
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Astrigue Challenge 2007 AISS Team 1

  1. 1. Europa
  2. 2. Mission Objectives <ul><li>To find out the presence of life-forms on Europa </li></ul><ul><li>To find out if Europa is able to sustain life </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why are we looking at Europa? <ul><li>Europa’s atmosphere contains oxygen </li></ul><ul><li>Scientists predicted that water may be found beneath the icy-crust surface </li></ul>
  4. 4. What are we finding for? <ul><li>The structure of Europa </li></ul><ul><li>The geological features of Europa </li></ul><ul><li>Primitive extraterrestrial life (cryophiles) in the ice-oceans of Europa </li></ul>
  5. 5. Melting Probe Head Body Hydrobot Spacecraft
  6. 6. Technologies <ul><li>Energy source: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radioisotope thermoelectric generator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imaging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaging Science Subsystem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Detection and Ranging Instrument (RADAR) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Mission Process <ul><li>The spacecraft will be launched from a space shuttle orbiting Earth towards the direction of Europa. </li></ul><ul><li>As it enters the atmosphere of Europa, the parachute and landing rockets will be activated to slow it down. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mission Process <ul><li>As it begins to reach the ground, the Rover will be detached from the main chassis. </li></ul><ul><li>The tip will crash and embed itself into the surface. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mission Process <ul><li>The “Melting Probe” (tip) will begin to melt its way through the surface of Europa. </li></ul><ul><li>Once it reaches the water, the hydrobot will be activated. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mission Process <ul><li>Once the hydrobot is activated, it will begin its exploration of the waters. </li></ul><ul><li>The data and pictures taken will be transmitted back to Earth as well. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mission Process <ul><li>The Rover will begin its journey over the surfaces of Europa. </li></ul><ul><li>It will analyze and take detailed pictures of the surface, and transmit them back to Earth. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Mission Cost and Duration <ul><li>This mission to Europa will cost an approximate value of USD 850 million </li></ul><ul><li>The duration of the project is estimated to be around 6 years , from building to launch. </li></ul>

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