Innovative Mars Global International Exploration (IMaGInE) mission

Davide Conte, Dorota Budzyń, Hayden Burgoyne, Marilena Di Carlo, Dan Fries, Maria Grulich, Sören Heizmann, Henna Jethani, Mathieu Lapôtre, Tobias Roos, Encarnación Serrano Castillo, Marcel Scherrmann, Rhiannon Vieceli, Lee Wilson, Christopher Wynard

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This paper presents the conceptual design of the IMaGInE (Innovative Mars Global International Exploration) Mission whose mission objectives are to deliver a crew of four astronauts to the surface of Deimos and a robotic exploration mission to Phobos for approx-imately 343 days during the years 2031 and 2032, perform surface excursions, technology demonstrations, and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) of the Martian moons as well as site reconnaissance for future human exploration of Mars. This is the winning mission design of the 2016 Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts-Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) competition, awarded with the "Best in Theme," "Best Overall," and "Pio-neering Exceptional Achievement Concept Honor (PEACH)" prizes. This competition was sponsored by NIA and NASA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Space 2016
Place of PublicationReston, VA
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2016
EventAIAA SPACE 2016 - Long Beach, United States
Duration: 13 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameAIAA Space Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


ConferenceAIAA SPACE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach
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  • manned space flight
  • aerospace systems
  • human exploration
  • in-situ resource utilizations
  • mission objectives
  • robotic explorations


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