Project Phoenix has developed a mission to establish human settlements on alien worlds built entirely upon existing technology. While the integration of systems proven in prior missions does greatly improve the chance of success, it by no means eliminates the risk or challenge of such an incredible endeavor. Sending humans to other planets remains a phenomenal undertaking by all standards and, as such, presents very real risks and challenges.
Project Phoenix takes on the challenge of establishing settlements on other worlds knowing all great endeavors, especially space exploration, incorporate risk of lost time, resources, ... and sometimes lives. Venturing into uncharted space only complicates the process.
"We choose to go to the Moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard”. - President John F. Kennedy
The challenge is to identify the risks in every step of the individual missions, from program participant selection through training, from launch to living on a new world. Project Phoenix has incorporated into its mission plans a detailed risk analysis protocol, built by highly experienced individuals, some of them with experience at NASA and the ESA. Ever evolving, ever improving, Project Phoenix is constantly working to reduce the risk of delay and failure at every level.
As is standard in the aerospace industry, every component will be selected for its simplicity, durability, and capacity to be repaired using the facilities that are available to the program participants on their new world.
An important aspect of risk management is for quality information to be shared between suppliers and made readily available to all parties. In the case of Project Phoenix, this includes sponsors, investors, aerospace suppliers, and of course, the participants themselves. Because the mission is ultimately funded and supported by the global audience, Project Phoenix also desires for the general public to have a sense of what the risks are and how our teams are working to mitigate them.