2001 Mars Odyssey: Systems Engineering Case Study

The failure of the Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander resulted in public pressure to take additional measures to ensure that Odyssey was a success. This led to a fundamental change to the systems engineering approach in the remaining development timeline.


In-situ Resource Management System

The In-situ Resource Management System (IRMIS) will equip space missions with extraterrestrial resources in order to foster a permanent human presence in space starting in 2040.