Friday, December 13, 2013

Status Update

Have not posted anything in a bit. We have been working away though! Lots of medical case studies to review on therapeutic hypothermia and past work with induced-hibernation. We've also started working up the habitat design module and developing our anchor models to the NASA DRA 5.0 architecture.

On the Mars architecture, while this may not offer the maximum benefit from our concept, it does provide a solid anchor and tie to the current plan and thinking. Note they have both a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) powered baseline approach as well as a traditional, all-chemical LOX/LH2 propulsion option for all the transfer stages. We are working up sizing models for both those systems and will be able to quickly resize them when we put our new habitat design in the system.

Hope to have some initial results to provide shortly...