ELSA will design and build a self-contained probe (the NeoPod) to collect, store, and transmit data via RF to the Ground Station, which is also being designed and implemented by the project team. The NeoPod will be designed to operate in a laboratory environment on Earth for a 100 hour mission lifetime. The project is motivated by a Ball Aerospace Mission Concept to explore the surface of Europa with a number of less complicated and relatively cheap probes rather than a single, large, and expensive lander.
Project Sponsor: Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp
Customer: Joe Hackel
Project Advisors: Dr. Robert Marshall
Project Manager: Gabe Frank
Team Members: Darren Combs, Gabe Frank, Sara Grandone, Colton Hall, Daniel Johnson, Trevor Luke, Scott Mende, Daniel Nowicki, Ben Stringer
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