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SD2905 Human Spaceflight

During the spring semester each year, the course SD2905 Human Spaceflight 7.5 credits is given. An important part of the course is a project work that is carried out in groups of four to six students.

Conceptual sketch of the Launch and re-Entry Vehicle (LEV)

The students are divided into two teams that consist of different subgroups. Together, the groups must solve a major issue or problem. The project work is presented at the end of the course during a conference day.

Below are the different groups' reports from different years.

2021: Climbing the Olympus Mons

In 2021 the goal was to be the first to climb the highest mountain in the solar system. 

Red Team:

2021: Red Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 1.1 MB)
2021: Red Team - Mission Design (pdf 2.6 MB)
2021: Red Team - Mars Operations (pdf 7.7 MB)
2021: Red Team - Space Vehicles (pdf 4.4 MB)
2021: Red Team - Human Aspects (pdf 1.1 MB)

Blue Team:

2021: Blue Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 3.6 MB)
2021: Blue Team - Mission Design (pdf 2.0 MB)
2021: Blue Team - Mars Operations (pdf 2.4 MB)
2021: Blue Team - Space Vehicles (pdf 2.5 MB)
2021: Blue Team - Human Aspects (pdf 5.2 MB)

2020: Human Mission for Asteroid Exploitation

The objective in 2020 was to study a concept for a resource mining mission to a near-Earth asteroid.

Red Team:

2020: Red Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 985 kB)
2020: Red Team - Logistics of Space Mining (pdf 2.4 MB)
2020: Red Team - Space Vehicle (pdf 3.3 MB)
2020: Red Team - Human Aspect (pdf 3.1 MB)

Blue Team:

2020: Blue Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 284 kB)
2020: Blue Team - Logistic (pdf 1.8 MB)
2020: Blue Team - Space Vehicle (pdf 1.8 MB)
2020: Blue Team - Human Aspect (pdf 1.5 MB)

2019: Service and Maintenance of Geostationary Satellites

The objective in 2019 was to study sending astronauts to repair and service geostationary satellites.

Red Team:

2019: Red Team - Management (pdf 999 kB)
2019: Red Team - Logistics (pdf 1.9 MB)
2019: Red Team - Services (pdf 842 kB)
2019: Red Team - Spacecraft Design (pdf 5.8 MB)
2019: Red Team - Human Aspects (pdf 2.6 MB)

Blue Team:

2019: Blue Team - Coordination (pdf 257 kB)
2019: Blue Team - Logistics (pdf 701 kB)
2019: Blue Team - Services (pdf 1.2 MB)
2019: Blue Team - Vehicle Design (pdf 4.4 MB)
2019: Blue Team - Human Aspects (pdf 1.1 MB)

2018: Moon Exploration with the Deep Space Gateway

In 2018, the objective of the project work was to investigate how to use the Deep Space Gateway for further exploration of the moon.

Red Team:

2018: Red Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 417 kB)
2018: Red Team - Lunar Exploration (pdf 1.7 MB)
2018: Red Team - Deep Space Gateway (DSG) Design (pdf 2.5 MB)
2018: Red Team - Transport System (pdf 1.8 MB)

Blue Team:

2018: Blue Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 803 kB)
2018: Blue Team - Lunar Exploration (pdf 2.5 MB)
2018: Blue Team - Deep Space Gateway (DSG) Design (pdf 3.7 MB)
2018: Blue Team - Transport (pdf 2.2 MB)

2017: Passenger Ship to Mars

The goal of the project in 2017 was to design a passenger ship that would be able to carry 30 passengers to Mars. 

Red Team:

2017: Red Team - Coordination (pdf 443 kB)
2017: Red Team - Operations and Logistics (pdf 1.5 MB)
2017: Red Team - Vehicle (pdf 2.1 MB)
2017: Red Team - Propulsion (pdf 727 kB)
2017: Red Team - Human Aspects (pdf 998 kB)

Blue Team:

2017: Blue Team - Overall Coordinators (pdf 771 kB)
2017: Blue Team - Operations (pdf 1.2 MB)
2017: Blue Team - Concept Design (pdf 1.6 MB)
2017: Blue Team - Propulsion and Power Systems (pdf 3.9 MB)
2017: Blue Team - Human Aspects (pdf 1.9 MB)

2016: A Space Hotel in Low Earth Orbit

In 2016 the objective was to propose a concept for a space hotel in low Earth orbit to make a profit of space tourism.

Red Team:

2016: Red Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 205 kB)
2016: Red Team - Mission, Logistics and Operations (pdf 729 kB)
2016: Red Team - Vehicle (pdf 2.4 MB)
2016: Red Team - Human Aspects (pdf 618 kB)

Blue Team:  

2016: Blue Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 1.4 MB)
2016: Blue Team - Logistics (pdf 2.7 MB)
2016: Blue Team - Vehicle (pdf 9.8 MB)
2016: Blue Team - Human Aspects (pdf 221 kB)

2015: Manned Lunar Base

In 2015 the scope was to design a mission for a manned base on the Moon. The base would be used for research and exploration. 

Red Team:

2015: Red Team - Overall Coordination (pdf 712 kB)
2015: Red Team - Base Construction and Layout (pdf 1.2 MB)
2015: Red Team - Life Support System and Human Aspects (pdf 3.6 MB)
2015: Red Team - On Site Mobility and Crew Work (pdf 850 kB)

Blue Team:

2015: Blue Team - Administration and Planning of a Lunar Base (pdf 795 kB)
2015: Blue Team - Construction and Layout (pdf 608 kB)
2015: Blue Team - Life Support System and Human Aspect (pdf 3.7 MB)
2015: Blue Team - Research and On-Site Mobility (pdf 645 kB)

2014: First Human Mission to the Planet Mars

The course was first given in 2014, and the project this year was aimed at presenting a design concept of the first human mission to the planet Mars.

Red Team:

2014: Red Team - Mission Coordination (pdf 1.5 MB)
2014: Red Team - Launchers and Landers for a Manned Mission to Mars (pdf 602 kB)
2014: Red Team - Transplanetary Vehicle for Human Mars Mission (pdf 976 kB)
2014: Red Team - Habitat and Research Concepts (pdf 4.5 MB)

Blue Team:

2014: Blue Team - Overall Mission Coordination (pdf 658 kB)
2014: Blue Team - Mission Design and Interplanetary Trajectory (pdf 1.9 MB)
2014: Blue Team - The Transplanetary Vehicle (pdf 1.4 MB)
2014: Blue Team - Research (pdf 1.1 MB)

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Last changed: May 02, 2021