NASA FISO Presentation: A Crewed Mars Exploration Architecture Using Fly-by and Return Trajectories

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NASA FISO Presentation: A Crewed Mars Exploration Architecture Using Fly-by and Return Trajectories

Now available is the April 8, 2015 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Cesar Ocampo (Odyssey Space Research/NASA JSC) and Damon Landau (NASA JPL) who discussed "A Crewed Mars Exploration Architecture Using Fly-by and Return Trajectories".

Dr. Cesar Ocampo is currently a senior engineer for Odyssey Space Research, LLC. in Houston, Texas supporting research and development in trajectory optimization and related human spaceflight trajectory design. He was formerly an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin where he taught courses in orbital mechanics, celestial mechanics, and spacecraft trajectory optimization. He is the inventor and the original developer of Copernicus, which is a generalized trajectory design and optimization program that supports a wide range of spacecraft mission design studies. In this talk he will co-present with Dr. Damon Landau a recent study conducted at NASA JSC under the guidance of retired former astronaut Dr. Andrew Thomas. This study examines the use of flyby and return trajectories to support future human Mars exploration.

Damon Landau is a systems engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where his primary interests are mission formulation and trajectory optimization. Before beginning his career at JPL, he received a Ph.D. in 2006 from Purdue University where he examined various strategies for the sustained human exploration of Mars. During his eight years at JPL Damon has designed missions to all of the planets, many of their moons, and to myriad small bodies throughout the solar system. He also helped design the trajectory for Juno's arrival at Jupiter in July 2016.

Listen to podcast of "A Crewed Mars Exploration Architecture Using Fly-by and Return Trajectories" telecon:

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- Download the presentation (PDF) or (ZIP powerpoint with video).

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