Marco Polo Assessment Study - Executive Summary Report
Publication date: 23 September 2009
Copyright: OHB-System AG
Executive Summary of the mission study by OHB-System AG (Reference: MPL-OHB-TN-014).
This executive summary presents the results of the Marco Polo study performed under ESA contract by the industrial team led by OHB-System AG, for an ESA-defined scenario. Possible collaboration schemes associated with this scenario are not addressed here. The results presented address the mission and system design of the ESA space element of the Marco Polo mission including the analysis of critical technologies required for this ambitious mission.
The industrial team was led by OHB-System AG and included the following partners:
- GMV S.A. - focussing on mission analysis and GNC technologies
- Sener S.A. - focussing on landing and sample acquisition technologies
- Aero Sekur S.p.A. - focussing on high speed re-entry technologies
- QinetiQ Ltd - providing consultancy in the area of electric propulsion