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Drivers, developments and options under consideration for Mars Ascent Vehicle

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dc.contributor.author Shotwell, Robert
dc.contributor.author Benito, Joel
dc.contributor.author Karp, Ashley
dc.contributor.author Dankanich, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-10T15:23:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-10T15:23:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-05
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 5-12, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-0058
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46457
dc.description.abstract The NASA Mars Exploration Program has invested technology funds over the last couple of years to advance design concepts for a Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) and technologies that may be enhancing or enabling for various architectures to be pursued. A Mars Ascent Vehicle would fly on a potential future Mars Lander mission to recover and return the samples to be acquired by the Mars 2020 rover, or another future mission, to a retrievable orbit. Resembling a terrestrial Surface to Air Missile (SAM), the propulsion options considered for the MAV concept span the range from two stage solid rocket motors to monoprops, biprops and hybrids. This paper will highlight the driving constraints and performance requirements and the subsequent trades that would ultimately drive the selection of a chosen approach. 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, 2016 en_US
dc.title Drivers, developments and options under consideration for Mars Ascent Vehicle en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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