NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II Award Amount: $500,000
Lightweight Multifunctional Planetary Probe for Extreme Environment Exploration and Locomotion
Javid Bayandor State University Of New York, Buffalo
With many characteristics similar to Earth, Venus has long been considered of high scientific interest to NASA. The Venus surface temperatures near 460°C and pressures of 93 bar have made long duration surface missions infeasible.