Colonization of Callisto


Colonization of Callisto

NASA performed a study called "HOPE" (Revolutionary Concepts for Human Outer Planet Exploration) regarding the future exploration of the solar system. [Patrick A. Troutman (NASA Langley Research Center) et al., [http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=APCPCS000654000001000821000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes] , accessed May 10, 2006 (.doc format)] The target chosen was Callisto, a moon of Jupiter. It could be possible to build a surface base that would produce fuel for further exploration of the solar system.

Because it is outside of Jupiter's radiation belt and also geologically very stable, it could prove to be a suitable place for a base. This base would also be a centre for exploration of the Jovian system, for example remote exploration of Europa. It would also be the ideal location for a Jovian system way station that could service spacecraft headed farther into the outer Solar System, using a gravity assist from a close fly-by of Jupiter after departing Callisto.Fact|date=June 2007

Colonization of Callisto in fiction

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