Description: ASTROBi is developing a low-cost astrobiology mission to Enceladus, a moon of Saturn that is spewing plumes of water into space. The mission will send a small orbiter to fly through the plumes and collect ice grains. The grains will then be melted in a closed chamber and transferred to a holographic microscope for analysis. The goal of this project is to prototype a flight-like (but not necessarily flyable) microscope suitable for this mission.

Sponsor: ASTROBi

Team Members: Bre Gagliardi (PM), Nick Aichholz, Alfredo Bautista, Keith Bliss, Tess Brodsky, Anna Casillas, Eric Dean, Nick Iwanicki, Ryan Jones, Kellen Martin, Patricio Ramos

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