Final refinement of the Amalia Lunar Lander design
Politecnico di Torino and Thales Alenia Space of Team Italia have just started the final refinement of the Amalia Lunar Lander design, with particular attention to the propulsion subsystem and to the overall configuration. The trajectory to the Moon of the Amalia Lunar Lander has also been recently updated and, consequently, the propellant mass budget of Amalia Lunar Lander has been finalized. The spacecraft design and in particular the propulsion subsystem design has been updated and the spacecraft configuration optimized leading to the new mass-saving solution. The configuration analyses necessary to optimize the overall design are performed by means of CAD tools. The photo shows one of the offices where work is carried out.