Constellation is a platform for research projects that use Internet-connected
computers to do research in various aerospace related sciences and engineering.
You can participate by downloading and running a free program
on your computer.
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Mars Inspiration Competiton - KickOff for MARS18 Team in Stuttgart Hello everyone,
we consider our group as more than just a distributed computing platform. So in addition to Constellation we organize events like SpaceUp Stuttgart or NASA's International Space Applications Challenge.
We are now proud to announce our support of the MARS18 Team in Stuttgart. Before they will describe their team, mission and goals in German, we want to summarize it in English.
The Mars Society started the "Inspiration Mars" competition based on a plan by the first space tourist and billionaire Dennis Tito. The mission goal is to send two astronauts, a male and female couple, on a mission to Planet Mars, perform a fly-by and return them safely to the Earth. This mission shall start in 2018 due to favorable planetary conditions of the Earth and Mars.
This competition is open for teams all over the world and MARS18 is a team currently based in Stuttgart run by students and supporting experts of Universities and companies.
AerospaceResearch.net is supporting them with expertise, infrastructure and hopefully computing capacity for their mission trajectory. If you are interested to join, just contact them. German language is an asset, but is not mandatory!
Now to the original news.
Wir (Mars18) sind eine Gruppe von momentan ca. 15 Studenten, die sich seit September diesen Jahres damit beschĂ€ftigen, im Rahmen eines Wettbewerbs der Mars Society, einen Mars-Flyby fĂŒr das Jahr 2018 auszulegen. Dabei sollen sĂ€mtliche Aspekte einer solchen Mission berĂŒcksichtig werden, was natĂŒrlich ĂŒber das bloĂ technische hinausgeht und ebenso z.B. finanzielle, biologische, soziale und gesellschaftliche Faktoren einschlieĂt. Die technischen Arbeiten sowie die Suche nach Partnern und Sponsoren sind schon am Laufen, auĂerdem suchen wir noch motivierte Studenten, die Interesse daran hĂ€tten sich an diesem
herausfordernden Projekt zu beteiligen. Das Ganze soll bis MĂ€rz 2014 beendet sein, wenn auch die Preisverleihung stattfindet.
FĂŒr mehr Informationen habe ich eine kurze PrĂ€sentation angehĂ€ngt.
DarĂŒber hinaus wird es regelmĂ€Ăige Treffen im Raumfahrtzentrum Baden-WĂŒrttemberg (RZBW) dazu geben. Weitere Informationen dazu und ein Anfahrtsplan befinden sich ebenfalls in der PrĂ€sentation. Gerne kĂ¶nnen mich Interessenten auch direkt per E-Mail kontaktieren.
Team Project at the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) [6 Credits] - Interplanetary Trajectory Optimser f. High Thrust Hello everybody,
together with the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) in Stuttgart, we have a group project, which can be started as soon as possible.
Die project work is designed for 2 to 5 people and you will receive 6 credits (Leistungspunkte) for your course of studies. The topic is "Development of an interplanetary trajectory optimiser for high-thrust systems with distributed computing"
More information about this proposal and about us supervisors can be found in the proposal paper on .
Feel free to send us all your questions. We are looking forward to be an important part of this exciting project.
Constellation talk live at Selfnet's Nethack 2013 Hello everyone,
you all may now Selfnet as our kind server hoster since the beginning of our platform. This weekend they organize the Nethack event with interesting technical talks, workshops and BBQs. We are kindly invited and will present our talk today at 15:00 CET.
So if you are near to Stuttgart University, feel invited to come there and attend. If you are somewhere else, they provide a live video stream on their website. Find the complete programme there as well.
Short TrackJack WUs Collection Phase Hello everyone,
as you all may have noticed, we currently low on workunits for TrackJack.
We want to collect all currently processed results for the HyEnD hybrid rocket team and therefore we wanted to wait until the current batch were processed to completely. That usually takes about two weeks for all quorum results and resend. After this we check for all results to be there and we're also re-sending out the fully missing WUs that have been cancelled due to processing errors.
We're currently planning the next batches, so please stay patient.