4:00 – 5:00pm, Tivoli Turnhalle – Track: All
Stephen Bailey, President and Chief Engineer of Deep Space Systems, Inc
Stephen Bailey will be presenting an update to last year’s ATS Keynote on Mars Base Camp. Accompanying this presentation will be a Vive VR experience giving you the chance to go on board the Mars Base Camp.
In partnership with NASA, Lockheed Martin is building robotic exploration spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, and developing a Deep Space Gateway. The Lockheed Martin Advanced Programs team is proposing an open, affordable and executable architecture, that will allow astronauts to explore the solar system on missions to further humanity’s knowledge and capabilities through scientific research. This presentation will describe the Mars Base Camp architecture, which supports a variety of missions, from low gravity bodies, to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Lockheed Martin’s vision is based on a national space policy that purposefully fosters commercial and private space participation. Involving a major commercial space role in the mission infastructure, the plan also uses international contributions to enable historic journeys of exploration, culminating in the first ever, human rated, interplanetary exploration system. This architecture will provide a kick start to commercial extraterrestrial resource prospecting, extraction, refinement, delivery and the space transportation systems they depend on. Mars Base Camp acts as a go-anywhere orbital base powered by hydrogen, and fueled by water purchased by the gallon from commercial suppliers. Making use of flight ready technology, it is reusable, designed for thousand day missions in deep space, where self-rescue is the only option. Supporting a crew of 6 astronauts, Mars Base Camp leverages Orion as a command and control flight deck, life boat, and free flying sortie vehicle capable of 3 week missions to low gravity bodies including asteroids and the moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos. For missions to planetary surfaces, the mission architecture envisions a single stage Ascent/Descent Vehicle. This vehicle descends from and returns to orbit to be refueled and reused again, allowing global access to both the Moon and Mars.