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Long cable deployments during Martian touchdown: lessons learned

Show simple item record Shafer, Michael W. Sell, Steven W. 2015-07-01T17:15:51Z 2015-07-01T17:15:51Z 2009-03-07
dc.identifier.citation 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-0232
dc.description.abstract The launch of NASA/JPL’s next generation Mars rover is planned for the fall of 2011. The landing scheme chosen for this rover represents a step forward in unmanned payload delivery. The rover will be lowered from a rocket powered descent stage and then placed onto the surface while hanging from three bridles. During this touchdown event, the communication between the rover and descent stage is maintained by an electrical umbilical cable which is deployed in parallel with the structural bridles. 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, 2009 en_US
dc.subject umbilical en_US
dc.subject bridle en_US
dc.subject Mars Science Lab en_US
dc.subject MSL en_US
dc.title Long cable deployments during Martian touchdown: lessons learned en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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