VALLES MARINERIS TARGET LANDING SITE | +/-
PurposeMars DescentMars Ascent
VehicleMDVMAV
Units21
Designunpressurizedunpressurized
Weight Wet8000kg4500kg
Weight Dry900kg720kg
Engines9 Asterex9 Asterex
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UPDATE 2016-12-09 23:18:42.502000
Lab update: Alpine style to Mars, MAV
"Napkin" concept-scribble of our MAV. Computer-aided design and drafting and test print of model parts are coming up this month.
"Napkin" concept-scribble of our MAV. Computer-aided design and drafting and test print of model parts are coming up this month.
Eyeing the hoverboards

As some of you know, Tom and I (with a small team of likeminded) are drawing up a new expedition: To Space, exploration style. This means the way Vikings discovered the Americas and early mountaineers climbed the 8000ers: Light, fast and on the cheap.

Over the past few years, we’ve been building AI/sensor systems (HAL), shooting rockets and testing space suits (links to reports below). Latest we’re designing a MAV - Mars Ascent Vehicle - or a way to leave the Red Planet where our first mission is slated.

Why this before the actual space craft? Most other tech (getting there, landing) has been demonstrated - but not how to come back. We’re explorers, not settlers, and Mars is just the beginning we hope.

Testing boundaries on how light we could make it from Mars surface to our orbiting mothership we stumbled on the latest progress by Zapata and his very cool hover board.

Mars is a different story of course, but it’s not as different as we originally thought and a light approach changes things dramatically.

My personal dream is to leave the planet like this. (Video)

(Note this technology is different from the waterjet boards)

Previous/related:

Lab:

Project Mars: Level 2 Debrief

Rocket Launch: Level 1 certificate

BALLS: What it Takes in (New) Space

Rocket Launch Take 2: Kicking it Up

Rocket Launch in the Desert

Mission to Mars: Trying Cameron's Spacesuit

ExWeb Special: Explorers going to Mars...in Alpine style

News:

Explorers vs Payloads: The Difference and Why it Matters

Dispatches from the Garden of the Gods

Success: Jupiter's first date with Juno

PythomLabs/NASA climbing challenge: Find Mount Everest "Whistle Line"

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Asterex Rocket Engine
Asterex Version2.0. Metal 3D print
Asterex2.0 with tanks and propellant feed system.
Asterex Version2.0. Close up of pintle injector
Asterex ColdFlow Rendering
Napkin Sketches
Asterex Cut CAD
Asterex Pintle
Asterex 3DPrint
Asterex Lightup
Asterex light
Endoscope test
Cut text
Apollo patent 3D convert
Ancestry Composition Chromosome Painting
BiometTomTina
W kg8159
BPM6463
Sys112120
Dia7977
SpO2 %9898
Resp bpm--
Body T C37.137.0
REPORTS
UPDATE 13/08/2019
Report ID: 6aafba0c-3b2d-4698-8265-2d085122c69b
UPDATE 20/07/2019
Report ID: 8c28ccf4-5bd5-456f-a590-fa2b95a3fc64
UPDATE 09/05/2019
Report ID: c342a8ef-1c9e-4fa3-8cba-dd30617eb2e9
UPDATE 23/04/2019
Report ID: ae2ad53d-0d7e-4a1d-8c10-800b927eba0a
UPDATE 31/03/2019
Report ID: f59f4970-ccbe-40ea-9721-8b5c9361fa79
UPDATE 20/12/2018
Report ID: 1ab86d38-e5ea-4bd1-a329-bb4453dff611
UPDATE 12/11/2018
Report ID: 63fa6c85-5125-4f3d-b0f5-7b51452192bf
UPDATE 09/10/2018
Report ID: f3390c28-9cc1-4f85-a25a-d2520c478342
UPDATE 04/09/2018
Report ID: 0c8710a2-9b53-4fe9-9c0d-058662f02c42
UPDATE 28/08/2018
Report ID: 37cfc577-b9e0-4ebc-bc67-7dd12038431e
UPDATE 14/08/2018
Report ID: 7b19fb3b-9c4d-41d6-b452-30870e898a5a
UPDATE 09/07/2018
Report ID: 0c8e237f-b49f-41de-b057-6ad6d101bb38
UPDATE 19/06/2018
Report ID: 4dcd9a2c-84c4-4fe8-9e52-8d7f997be71c
UPDATE 04/06/2018
Report ID: dff3729d-a1ba-433f-b63e-555e1bf24bdf
UPDATE 24/04/2018
Report ID: d327b95d-f0f4-4d60-93a9-0c93706e38a1
UPDATE 23/04/2018
Report ID: 648df00e-856e-43f8-a59d-f3461fcd644b
UPDATE 06/04/2018
Report ID: b2e0a1bc-e2b2-41b6-abb5-5721f24a863b
UPDATE 27/02/2018
Report ID: 47ec71d5-3002-4480-8407-273ccfdd8653
UPDATE 21/08/2017
Report ID: a693733a-2566-45c2-b5ee-16ff0970b0c0
UPDATE 05/06/2017
Report ID: 62eb784d-7186-4827-8772-996b7348f93c
UPDATE 20/05/2017
Report ID: f9a34b57-2f4f-41b7-9cbb-660f543dd0bf
UPDATE 13/05/2017
Report ID: d4715fd1-c3f2-4cc6-bc05-cd52137965b8
UPDATE 11/05/2017
Report ID: 43c3dd80-00da-4903-8fd4-4e3b4bc87b95
UPDATE 27/04/2017
Report ID: 8a19244e-db3f-4c08-9202-ac5bffd0be0e
UPDATE 11/04/2017
Report ID: c84882b3-7766-457c-9e07-3ce06f6b87aa
UPDATE 04/03/2017
Report ID: 3c294a65-d7f9-4c33-a638-d1cf6d8ea905
UPDATE 06/02/2017
Report ID: 74b5ec43-16c0-4df7-99d7-92d890c565ff
UPDATE 03/02/2017
Report ID: 08ab2b7d-d058-4bbd-8628-494c94b76263
UPDATE 02/01/2017
Report ID: e773b8bc-813c-4969-ba98-bd62d560c2ef
UPDATE 28/12/2016
Report ID: 1c1f4c37-83e5-446c-80fd-0eaa3f39307f
UPDATE 09/12/2016
Report ID: 355eacad-9e0c-443e-a4ef-003f070cdc73
UPDATE 05/07/2016
Report ID: b414c3c9-dd9c-45bc-b026-e14f1a3baaa8
UPDATE 15/05/2016
Report ID: 0d80cc69-65ad-4da0-9f39-bb03efef4124
UPDATE 15/05/2016
Report ID: 2d645929-011c-4df4-a1b5-2b8230a3b70e
UPDATE 13/05/2016
Report ID: 2d6a777e-696c-4b5e-b159-4fdb66d90af3
UPDATE 12/05/2016
Report ID: b28079be-232c-48d5-8f6a-5f4f845342a2
UPDATE 17/04/2016
Report ID: 037bb255-3471-42af-a83f-a4090b7c425d
Space stories pre 2014
Space ship
Jonathan Sensor Simulation. Runtime:
Humidity: offline
Sensor ID: S000000001
Temperature: offline
Sensor ID: S000000002
Pressure: offline
Sensor ID: S000000003
Pressure Airlock: offline
Sensor ID: S000000019
O2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000022
O2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000024
EVA Suit 01
Humidity: offline
Sensor ID: S000000031
Temperature: offline
Sensor ID: S000000032
Pressure: offline
Sensor ID: S000000033
O2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000036
CO2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000037
Bio human 1
Pulse: offline
Sensor ID: S000000112
Respiratory: offline
Sensor ID: S000000113
SpO2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000114
Body temp: offline
Sensor ID: S000000115
Systolic: offline
Sensor ID: S000000116
Diastolic: offline
Sensor ID: S000000117
Bio human 2
Pulse: offline
Sensor ID: S000000212
Respiratory: offline
Sensor ID: S000000213
SpO2: offline
Sensor ID: S000000214
Body temp: offline
Sensor ID: S000000215
Systolic: offline
Sensor ID: S000000216
Diastolic: offline
Sensor ID: S000000217
WORK FLOW
vision approach proof-of-principle design prototype iteration iteration product
Asterex Rocket engine
MAV and MDV
Jonathan Sensor System
Spacecraft
Mars Expedition
Transportation/Launch Systems
Life Support Systems
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