June 24, 2007
June 24, 2007
June 27, 2007
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The Sooner Lunar Schooner: A Common Project for Multiple Aerospace Classes
The Sooner Lunar Schooner (SLS) mission is a robotic mission to perform material science experiments on the lunar remnants of the Apollo 17 and Lunakhod 2 space- craft. We have been using the SLS mission scenario as a framework for a number of classes in several departments including the aerospace and mechanical engineering departments.
In this paper we will discuss, within the framework of the SLS project, the arrange- ment of projects within courses; give examples of the types of experiments and projects we are doing in these classes; and present current assessment results and future plans for assessment; plans for making SLS a coordinated multi-year theme through the curriculum; and the current state of the SLS mission.
The Sooner Lunar Schooner Mission
The Sooner Lunar Schooner is a multi-disciplinary ongoing project at the University of Oklahoma to plan, design, prototype, cost and (when funds become available) build/contract and ﬂy a robotic mission to the Moon.
The core of the SLS mission will be two robot rovers that will traverse the Moon’s surface and observe its geology, as well as locating and studying artifacts of previ- ous Lunar missions, including Apollo 17 and Luna 21 (Lunakhod 2). These rovers will be delivered to the surface by an innovative landing capsule designed to absorb the impact of a rough landing, rather than relying on a precision-guided powered descent. Upon arriving at the Moon, the spacecraft will ﬁre a retrorocket, slowing
Miller, D., & Xu, Y. (2007, June), The Sooner Lunar Schooner: A Common Project For Multiple Aerospace Classes Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. 10.18260/1-2--1701
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