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Mitigating extreme environments for in-situ Jupiter and Venus missions

Show simple item record Balint, Tibor S. Kolawa, Elizabeth A. Cutts, James A. 2007-06-29T15:40:31Z 2007-06-29T15:40:31Z 2006-10-02
dc.identifier.citation 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain, October 1-6, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-2884
dc.description.abstract In response to the recommendations by the National Research Council (NRC), NASA's Solar System Exploration (SSE) Roadmap identied the in{situ exploration of Venus and Jupiter as high priority science objectives. For Jupiter, deep entry probes are recommended, which would descend to ~250 km - measured from the 1 bar pressure depth. At this level the pressure would correspond to ~100 bar and the temperature would reach ~500°C. Similarly, at the surface of Venus the temperature and pressure conditions are ~460°C and ~90 bar. Lifetime of the Jupiter probes during descent can be measured in hours, while in{situ operations at and near the surface of Venus are envisioned over weeks or months. In this paper we discuss technologies, which share commonalities in mitigating these extreme conditions over proposed mission lifetimes, specically focusing on pressure and temperature environments. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 277878 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Jupiter en
dc.subject Venus en
dc.subject extreme environments en
dc.subject technologies en
dc.title Mitigating extreme environments for in-situ Jupiter and Venus missions en
dc.type Preprint en

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