|Feasibility analysis and preliminary design of Chipsat entry for in-situ investigation of the venusian atmosphere
|Salvatore Vivenzio, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2019
|1 electronic resource (vii, 44 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|This work addresses this question by providing a preliminary feasibility study of a ChipSat planetary atmospheric entry mission with the purpose of searching for traces of microscopic lifeforms in the atmosphere of Venus. A numerical model simulating the planetary entry of a spacecraft of specified geometry, in the atmosphere of any planet for which sufficient atmospheric data are available, has been implemented numerically. The results are used to create a high-level design of a ChipSat capable of cruising in the Venusian atmosphere at altitudes favorable for the existence of life. The report then presents a preliminary ChipSat mission concept, including the selection of a potential payload.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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