800606 EX Scientific challenges of human Mars missions

winter semester 2023/2024 | Last update: 09.10.2023 Place course on memo list
EX Scientific challenges of human Mars missions
EX 3
every 2 weeks
each semester

- Students know the internal structure and geological units of Mars as well as the basic processes that lead to the formation of the terrestrial planets.

- Students can process combined data sets from Mars rover or astronaut field missions and extract specific scientifically relevant parameters.

- Students will be able to select the appropriate analytical methods to be used on Mars to solve a specific scientific problem or to select the best samples to be returned to Earth

- Students are able to design a Martian-specific workflow plan for a specific scientific question and can evaluate their approach based on the simulated implementation in an analog mission.

- Basics in Planetology

- Accretion of the terrestrial planets

- Mars Geology

- Geophysics and the Mars interior

- Basics in the pysics of Spaceflight

- Mars Rover Instrumentation

- Human Spaceflight and Analog Research

- 2-day field trip to Vienna: Visit of the "Mission Support Center" of the ÖWF with the aim of fictitiously supervising and evaluationg a previously developed workflow for solving a scientific problem within the framework of an analogue mission.


Just-in-Time Teaching Teamwork

Inverted classroom 2-tägige Exkursion

35 % group work (oral presentation)

20 % written exercises (homework)

45 % written final examination

- Groitzinger, J.P (Guest Editor), 2015, Mineralogy of Mars, Elements, 11, ISSN 1811-5209

- Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 2015, Basics of Spaceflight, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/basic

to be announced
27.-28.01.2024, Wien und Umgebung