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Project debate
General talk
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 50
Posts: 122
Last post by Ali
in Reminder: Pending Research Topics Reports
on February 22, 2016, 09:28
Project suggestions
Suggestions to changes and new steps for Objective Europa
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 5
Posts: 27
Last post by Baglison
in Re: Objective Europa video game
on May 11, 2017, 15:58

Mission architecture
Overall mission architecture
Discussion the overall mission setup, time-line, steps and phases.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 7
Posts: 31
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Orbiting outpost instead of surface outpost
on August 20, 2014, 00:07
Mission architecture trade-off analysis
Debating development and comparison of various exploration mission concepts to maximize scientific/exploration objectives while minimizing cost (including robots vs. humans exploration).
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 3
Posts: 35
Last post by cronoik
in Re: One way crewed mission?
on April 7, 2014, 01:24
Launch vehicle studies
Debating current and future potential launch vehicles for supporting the mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 6
Posts: 6
Last post by SpaceGeek
in The Comet Launch Vehicle?
on March 9, 2014, 02:25
Trajectory theories and calculations
Debating possible flight trajectories to moon Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 6
Posts: 0
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Launch Windows
Debating launch windows for leaving Earth passing Mars towards Jupiter and Europa.
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Ground control operations
Debating concepts related to ground control operation during the entire flight.
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Communication systems
Debating communication architecture and systems for supporting manned as well as precursor missions.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 2
Last post by roger
in Re: mission communications
on October 22, 2013, 21:57
Power systems
Debating strategies for power generation and distribution.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 38
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Renewable Energy
on August 20, 2014, 00:59
Risk
Debating for potential mission architecture and scenarios.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Technical challenges and TRL assessment
Debating of critical technical challenges with the human and robotic exploration of Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Precursor
Debating relevant precursor missions before we launch human beings.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 3
Posts: 10
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Precursor Missions
on August 20, 2014, 00:43

Human Factors
General health issues and threats
Debating research and ideas based on general health issues concerning the astronauts during flight and the stay on Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 4
Last post by Narobii
in Re: Sleep Deprivation and Stress
on September 29, 2013, 22:36
Health, sickness and treatment
Debating estimation of possible sickness, symptoms and treatments during the mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Radiation mitigation
Debating ideas on radiation mitigation for the astronauts during flight and stay on Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 26
Last post by Bryan
in Re: En Route Radiation Mitigation
on August 20, 2014, 00:03
Extravehicular activity (EVA)
Debating concept design for in-flight EVA-systems and Europa surface operations EVA-suits.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 0
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Fire mitigation
Debates related to fire mitigation
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Environmental control and life support system (ECLSS)
Debating research and ideas on the ECLSS system for the astronauts during flight and stay on Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Crops
Debating crops for prolonging the mission scenario.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 5
Posts: 23
Last post by Bryan
in Quinoa
on August 20, 2014, 01:48
Food, water and nutrition
Discussion about food, water, nutrition, crops, closed or open loop cycled systems.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Astronaut requirements
What is required for a Europa-astronaut?
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
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Training and familiarization
Training topics for future astronauts
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
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Group size and gender
How should a group be organized (size, gender...).
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
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Psychology
Psychological aspects of long term space travel, isolation, group work and pressure, one-way mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 3
Last post by unkown1
in Data from Mars One?
on November 9, 2013, 06:44

Moon Europa
Surface operations
Moon Europa surface operations discussions.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 7
Last post by Juliette
in Re: Surface light
on October 8, 2013, 00:39
Ice crust Research
Gathering and discuss known research on ice crust data, composition and depth.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 3
Last post by Ali
in Re: Ice crust thickness
on April 2, 2014, 13:42
Oceanic operations
Discussion relevant oceanic operations beneath the ice crust.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 2
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Tides
on November 2, 2013, 05:45
Landing sites
Debating most optimal landing sites for Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 5
Last post by cronoik
in Re: Possibility of Healthy Living through Cracks of Europa
on April 7, 2014, 01:34
In-situ resource
Debating equipment harvesting of local resources for mission purposes.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 8
Last post by Drake
in Re: Europan Ice as Fuel?
on October 14, 2013, 06:06
Jupiter gravitation
Debating topics related to gravity of Jupiter.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Jupiter magnetosphere
Debating topics related to the powerful magnetosphere of Jupiter.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Europa orbit
Debating impact or benefit of the elliptical orbit around Jupiter.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
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Europa radiation
Debating radiation and impact for the mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 5
Last post by EUvisionary
in Re: Paper: Europa’s near-surface radiation environment
on October 15, 2013, 14:26

Robotics and Autonomy
Robotic exploration mission architectures and strategies
Debating multi-mission robotic exploration architectures to maximize scientific and exploration return while minimizing costs.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 1
Last post by NeedPi
in Compile References to Previous Mission Design and Development
on September 20, 2013, 20:23
Requirements definition for robotic missions
Debating which objectives can/should be accomplished by robotic systems.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Autonomous Systems
Discussion about key tasks to be accomplished autonomously and proposed concepts to solve technical challenges.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Surface mobility concepts
Debating concepts for crewed and robotic transportation on the planetary surface.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
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Ice surface penetration concepts
Debating concepts and approaches to penetrating the icy surface using autonomous or crewed systems.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 3
Posts: 14
Last post by Bryan
in Re: the Mass of the ice at 10km deep on Europa
on March 30, 2014, 06:20
Sub-surface mobility concepts
Debating mobility, propulsion and transportation concepts for sub-surface oceans.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 0
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Robotic payloads supporting human exploration activities
Debating robotic payload concepts and instruments utilized by robotic systems to accomplish or support human exploration activities.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Robotic payloads supporting exploration and science objectives
Debating Robotic payload concepts and instruments utilized by robotic systems to accomplish exploration/science objectives.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Precursor cryobot mission concept
Debating mission and concept definition for a precursor cryobot exploration mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Conceptual design
Habitation design
Debating habitation design and concepts.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 2
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Inflatable habitats
on March 12, 2014, 23:11
Detailed interior design
Debating interior concepts design.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Transformation cryobot/submersible
Debating potential module transformation from capsule, lander, cryobot and submersible.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Overall spacecraft design
Debating overall spacecraft concepts.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 6
Posts: 31
Last post by Rex
in Re: Basic design concepts
on September 21, 2016, 11:16
Cryobot and submersible
Debating cryobot and submersible concepts.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Structures and materials
General structural concepts
Debating structural concepts for mission systems.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Materials study
General talk about materials for the missions.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 0
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Maintenance
Debating maintenance of structures and materials.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Environmental exposure
Debating space or planetary environmental exposure to materials.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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Life science
Contamination mitigation
Debating contamination mitigation while searching for life.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 3
Last post by cronoik
in Re: Engineering Planetary Protection into a Spacecraft
on October 29, 2013, 13:15
Sampling and research
Debating sampling methods and research tools and processes.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 3
Last post by Pierre Estienne
in Re: First probe mission to Europa
on July 6, 2014, 23:31
Europa life
Debating potential life forms on Europa.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 18
Last post by Rex
in Re: Testing for Life
on April 4, 2014, 20:27
Life science sites
Debating potential sites for life searching.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 2
Posts: 3
Last post by cronoik
in hydrogen and oxygen production of the ocean
on May 22, 2016, 23:30

Philosophy and Life
Human sacrifice
Debating the need or nature of human sacrifice for a one-way mission.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 8
Last post by Bryan
in Re: Material reward
on March 12, 2014, 20:03
Human exploration
Debating human exploration as general driver for mankind
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 1
Posts: 1
Last post by Bryan
in Why do people explore?
on October 11, 2013, 22:22
Suicide
Debating suicide - potential methods and acceptance
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 3
Posts: 13
Last post by cronoik
in Re: Sustainability vs. Terminality
on November 23, 2014, 18:59
Extraterrestrial life
Debating searching for and finding extraterrestrial life.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 4
Posts: 17
Last post by Bryan
in Re: What ethical obligations do we have to extraterrestrial life?
on March 12, 2014, 19:53
Societal impact
Debating societal impact of deep space exploration.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 3
Posts: 6
Last post by Bryan
in Re: No one will care
on March 12, 2014, 19:46
Spin-off technologies
Debating economic impact of the development of necessary technologies.
Moderators: vonB, cronoik
Topics: 0
Posts: 0
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