Designing Spacecraft to Explore Extreme Environments Within the Solar System | Dr Jekan Thanga

Apr 6, 2022 | engineering and tech

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This SciPod is a summary of https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA804

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In the next few decades, upcoming technological advances will offer unprecedented opportunities to explore the solar system – both with autonomous robots, and through manned missions. Dr Jekan Thanga and the Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) Laboratory at University of Arizona are at the forefront of efforts to design miniature spacecraft that will allow us to reach these distant worlds, and navigate their rugged, unfamiliar terrains. In the future, his team’s research could pave the way for the establishment of long-term, off-world human settlements, and the discovery of life in extreme, yet potentially habitable environments.

 

 

 

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