FURI | Fall 2021

Jupiter Orbital Transfer/Colonization

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With the utilization of a space elevator, the distant reaches of the solar system can finally be prospected for human colonization. The Jovian moon Callisto provides the best chance of establishing a self-sufficient colony based on the geological composition of the moon. This project will determine the first series of supply missions, over a span of 20 years, and could make a base become self-sufficient for human use. This would expand our knowledge on sustainable practices for interplanetary missions and even here on Earth.

Student researcher

Benjamin King

Aerospace engineering

Hometown: Peoria, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022