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Wind-driven Montgolfiere balloons for Mars - DRAFT

Show simple item record Jones, Jack A. Fairbrother, Debora Lemieux, Aimee Lachenmeier, Tim Zubrin, Robert 2007-11-28T18:01:47Z 2007-11-28T18:01:47Z 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 44th Aerospaces Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 9-12, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3378
dc.description.abstract Solar Montgolfiere balloons, or solar-heated hot air balloons have been evaluated by use on Mars for about 5 years. In the past, JPL has developed thermal models that have been confirmed, as well as developed altitude control systems to allow the balloons to float over the landscape or carry ground sampling instrumentation. Pioneer Astronautics has developed and tested a landing system for Montgolfieres. JPL, together with GSSL. have successfully deployed small Montgolfieres (<15-m diameter) in the earth's stratosphere, where conditions are similar to a Mars deployment. Two larger Montgolfieres failed, however, and a series of larger scale Montgolfieres is now planned using stronger, more uniform polyethylene bilaminate, combined with stress-reducing ripstitch and reduced parachute deceleration velocities. This program, which is presently under way, is a joint effort between JPL, WFF, and GSSL, and is planned for completion in three years. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
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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 Montgolfiere en
dc.subject planetary en
dc.subject Mars en
dc.subject balloon en
dc.title Wind-driven Montgolfiere balloons for Mars - DRAFT en
dc.type Preprint en

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