MARS CITY is a program spearheaded by the Italian Mars Society (IMS) which main goal is to provide an effective test bed for field operation studies in preparation for manned missions to Mars. Preliminarily to its construction, IMS has started the development of an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) simulation of the MARS CITY (V-MARS).
The MARS CITY habitat has been included into the V-MARS simulations. As the V-MARS- Missions are carried more refined design is being developed by IMS.
In Mars city different Martian All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) design have been foreseen, carried out starting from basic vehicles drivable on earth gravity as a Virtual Reality based design exercise.
The structure of MARS CITY project
MARS CITY WORK PACKAGES
|1||Project Management||2||Mars Enviroment Simulation||3||Virtual Habitat Design and Simulation||4||Habitat Struct Constr & Assembly||5||Crew Accommodation (ECLSS)||6||Command Control and Communication (C3) System||7||Electric Power System||8||Astrobiology Laboratory||9||Human Factors||10||Dissemination & Exploitation|