Space 4.0 Architectures for Planetary Missions

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Physics and Astronomy


The goals of this project are to assess the applicability of the Space 4.0 philosophy to planetary science missions. Using the design of an existing small satellite bus several mission studies will be undertaken, based on Level-1 science requirements identified in studies of conventional missions published in the recent literature. End-to-end modelling will be used to assess the performance capabilities of key technologies such as space nuclear power systems and efficient radiation shielding designs, while analysis of trajectories designed specifically to exploit small, multi-platform architectures will be analysed to determine mission energetics and launcher requirements.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
ST/S505511/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
2107831 Studentship ST/S505511/1 24/09/2018 31/03/2022 Samuel James Frampton