Deep Space Mission
Description: A design study of any deep-space mission which employs variable-thrust magneto-plasma propulsion.
  • a high-performance propulsion system might enable a human mission to Jupiter or Saturn - fairly fresh territory for design studies with lots of unique aspects (multi-moon visits, extreme radiation environment)
  • human Mars mission with anytime abort capability
  • relatively fast robotic mission to Europa or Titan (or other Moons of Jupiter or Saturn)
Contact: Andy Petro - NASA/JSC
281 483-6622
If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact the Project Coordinator, Michelle Matanic.
Last Modified: August 17, 2001