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An aerobot for global in situ exploration of Titan

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dc.contributor.author Hall, J. L.
dc.contributor.author Kerzhanovich, V. V.
dc.contributor.author Yavrouian, A. H.
dc.contributor.author Jones, J. A.
dc.contributor.author White, C.V.
dc.contributor.author Dudik, B. A.
dc.contributor.author Plett, G. A.
dc.contributor.author Mennella, J.
dc.contributor.author Elfes, A.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-13T17:41:21Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-13T17:41:21Z
dc.date.issued 2004-07-18
dc.identifier.citation 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly, Paris, France, July 18-25, 2004 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2195
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39386
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the design and component testing of an aerobot that would be capable of global in situ exploration of Saturn’s moon, Titan, over a 6 to 12 month mission lifetime. The proposed aerobot is a propeller-driven, buoyant vehicle that resembles terrestrial airships. However, the extremely cold Titan environment requires the use of cryogenic materials of construction and careful thermal design for protection of temperature-sensitive payload elements. Multiple candidate balloon materials have been identified based on extensive laboratory testing at 77 K. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 218809 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004 en
dc.subject aerobot en
dc.subject airship en
dc.subject Titan en
dc.subject mobility en
dc.title An aerobot for global in situ exploration of Titan en
dc.type Preprint en


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