This project is solving the Deployable Greenhouse challenge.
Our design concept consists of a 4-stage plan to deploy a sustainable and deploy-able greenhouse onto the Martian surface.
Stage 1: Using the Falcon Heavy SpaceX Rocket and the landing concept from the SpaceX Grasshopper as payload, delivery and landing systems respectively.
Stage 2: Using an Vasimir Ion Drive (5000 Isp) for propulsion during the cruise stage, which would take approximately 3 months travel time.
Stage 3: During decent stage, heat shield will be detached once payload is through atmosphere, where it will then deploy parachutes and active retrorockets to reduce velocity.
Stage 4: Payload lands and unfolds into 2 flatpacked greenhouses with a nuclear fission generator inbetween. The greenhouses then inflate and begins crop production.
Project InformationLicense: GNU General Public License
Source Code/Project URL: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/16w3ek755my76p2/YG8dF3ZWc5