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Phoenix – the first Mars scout mission

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dc.contributor.author Goldstein, Barry
dc.contributor.author Shotwell, Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T18:01:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T18:01:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09-29
dc.identifier.citation 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, September 29 - October 3, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-3159
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45413
dc.description.abstract As the first of the new Mars Scouts missions, the Phoenix project was selected by NASA in August of 2003. Four years later, almost to the day, Phoenix was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Station and successfully injected into an interplanetary trajectory on its way to Mars. On May 25, 2008 Phoenix conducted the first successful powered decent on Mars in over 30 years. This paper will highlight some of the key changes since the 2008 IEEE paper of the same name, as well as performance through cruise, landing at the north pole of Mars and some of the preliminary results of the surface mission. 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, 2008 en_US
dc.subject Lander en_US
dc.subject North Pole en_US
dc.title Phoenix – the first Mars scout mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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