Boxes & Lights (B&L) is a private corporation, which recently joined the list of fortune 500. To
become largest and most valuable corporation in the coming years, B&L studied potential areas for
future investment. The research and development team identified many possible areas that will be
profitable in the future. Among these areas, B&L corp. selected to study possible avenues for handling
high human population in the future. One of the directions of study is to identify potential planets
that can provide basic needs for humans in the future. Human beings can be deployed in such foreign
planets with constant support until they establish sustainable ecosystem on the foreign planets. Once
such system is successfully established, then the foreign planets can become autonomous. In fact, the
indigenous resources of the foreign planet can enhance the current potential of the human beings.
The organization is looking for Industrial Engineers (IEs) to help in decision-making of this project,
called Wall-Z. The aim of Wall-Z project is to send spacecrafts with robots to explore space. The main
objectives in Wall-Z are described as follows:
1. Design the optimal tour for the spacecrafts.
2. Identify the hub planets and the location of satellites/relay stations.
Relevant data and details are provided in the following pages of this document. Since the organization
is unaware of the methodologies that you will be using to design the plan, you are allowed to make
reasonable assumptions for the missing data. You are expected to use the standards wherever
applicable. Your goal is to provide the organization with the best possible solution.