MXL Participates in JPL Innovation Jam

Last week members of MXL and students from the AOSS MEng program attended JPL to work through missions which were proposed and selected through the UMich-JPL Design Challenge.  This was a fantastic opportunity to hang out in JPL’s Left Field and learn from experienced and energetic JPL scientists and engineers (captured in the image below).  Throughout the intensive two days, the group presented mission concepts, and worked through Science Traceability Matrices, Technology Trades, and Capture Plans- with help and encouragement from the JPLers.  The Distributed Universal Space Test (DUST) mission team is continuing our work and planning to submit a proposal to an upcoming call for White Papers on novel mission concepts.

Students in a classroom