Erika Lynn Hill

Erika Lynn Hill
MIT AeroAstro Lincoln Labs Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Olivier de Weck
Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Areas of Research: Aerospace
Years: 2016-2017

Cyclers as a Component of Mars Campaign Planning


I'm excited to do SuperUROP because I get to dive into an area that's really interesting to me. I'm researching cyclers (objects with orbital trajectories designed to encounter two or more celestial bodies at regular intervals) as part of a long-term strategy to bring humans to Mars. My project has a heavy astrodynamics focus which is great because I want to do work related to mission design and navigation.