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Design Phase (Spring 2005 Semester)
During the Design Phase, which will occur during the Spring 2005 Semester, the four selected teams will be asked to produce design documents according to the following schedule:

Design Documents Deadline
*Preliminary Design Report (PDR) Report Due March 25, 2005
*Feedback on Preliminary Design Report Week of April 4, 2005
*Deadline for Detailed Design Report (DDR) May 6, 2005
*Lunar ISRU Design Conference Presentation (Cape Canaveral Spaceport) May 17-18, 2005

The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) Report is to contain all information necessary to define a detailed preliminary design. This design report will be written in a detailed format and will include a maximum of 50 pages of single-spaced text. Each team will send a digital copy of its PDR Report to the Project Co-Directors, who will forward it to the Lunar ISRU Design Review Committee.

Feedback will be provided to the proposal teams during the week of April 4, 2005

The Detailed Design Review (DDR) Report is an end-of-semester, end-of-project report that provides all necessary information for a detailed preliminary design. This design report will be written in a detailed format and will include a maximum of 50 pages of single-spaced text. It will also include all trade studies, detailed designs, diagrams, tables, integration tables, final mass estimates, volume, power, operational constraints, and program outlines developed by the team. Each team will send a digital copy of its DDR Report to the Project Co-Directors, who will forward it to the Lunar ISRU Design Review Committee.

Outreach Program Report: Teams must undertake and complete an Outreach Program. At a minimum, it must include (a) an Outreach Report of 15 pages or less in length (at least 12pt. typeface) and (b) a Team Web Site. The web site must be established within two (2) weeks of receiving notice that the team has been selected as one of four Competition Finalist teams and is to be developed and evolved throughout the remainder of the team's Lunar ISRU participation. The contents of the web site must be described in the proposal.

ISRU Experiment Design Project Overview

NASA and the competition sponsors seek candidate ISRU experiment designs for potential inclusion on a lunar robotic lander or rover, anticipated for launch early in the next decade to a permanently shadowed crater at a lunar pole. The teams will be challenged to develop innovative ISRU concepts that demonstrate the feasibility of using lunar regolith as a source for oxygen, water and other commodities necessary for lunar exploration and research operations.

Project Gant Schedule
 
   
 
 
Project Update

February 3, 2005 - Kenneth Kirk:
The project is still under final touches! Check back soon for more information on what's going on with the Lunar ISRU Project.


Outreach Update
 

Website Update
February 18, 2005 - Kenneth Kirk:
The website is still under major construction. It should be up by Wednesday!

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