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Systems engineering and technology considerations of a Mars Ascent Vehicle

Show simple item record Sengupta, Anita Kennett, Andrew Pauken, Mike Trinidad, Mark Zabrensky, Ed 2013-08-20T14:15:51Z 2013-08-20T14:15:51Z 2012-03-12
dc.identifier.citation 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 5-12, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-5008
dc.description.abstract A Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) systems engineering study is underway to define the driving requirements, system architecture, major risks, and required technology developments to support the launch of a rock core sample to a specified delivery orbit for later retrieval and return to Earth. The proposed MAV would essentially be a small-scale launch vehicle, the first of its kind to be launched autonomously from another planet. The MAV would be a flight element of the proposed Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign architecture, which currently assumes a 2018 launch of the sample caching mission and a 2024 (Earth) launch date of the MAV and lander, with arrival on Mars in 2025. After 9 months on the surface the MAV would be erected and launched to a specified delivery orbit. In the delivery orbit it would release its payload, a 5 kg sphere containing the rock core sample. An orbiter would rendezvous and capture the payload, returning it to Earth a year later. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.subject Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) en_US
dc.subject entry, descent, and landing (EDL) en_US
dc.subject sample return en_US
dc.title Systems engineering and technology considerations of a Mars Ascent Vehicle en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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