Marco Polo Assessment Study - Executive Summary Report
Publication date: 01 December 2009
Copyright: Thales Alenia Space
Executive Summary of the mission study by Thales Alenia Space (Reference: SD-RP-AI-0673).
The scope of this study was to provide technical definition and programmatic assessments of the whole space segment (Spacecraft + Earth Re-entry Capsule + Guidance Navigation & Control and of Touch & Go System + Sampling Acquisition & Transfer System), including development schedule and industrial costs evaluation. This information will support the selection process of the M mission to enter the definition Phase in the first half of 2010.