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Mission analysis for a potential Mars Sample Return campaign in the 2020's

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dc.contributor.author Nicholas, Austin K.
dc.contributor.author Didion, Ryan C.
dc.contributor.author Laipert, Frank
dc.contributor.author Olikara, Zubin
dc.contributor.author Woolley, Ryan C.
dc.contributor.author Lock, Rob
dc.contributor.author Huesing, Jakob
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-30T20:45:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-30T20:45:20Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-13
dc.identifier.citation 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ka'anapali, Hawaii, January 13-17, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 19-0328
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/50398
dc.description.abstract The Mars 2020 mission, currently under development by NASA, plans to acquire and cache carefully-selected rock and regolith samples from the surface of Mars for potential future return. NASA and ESA are jointly studying options for returning those samples to Earth with missions launching in the 2020s. This paper demonstrates a method for modeling the various campaign elements, synthesizing coordinated campaign timelines, and assuring trajectory feasibility in the presence of many constraints, and finally optimizing towards mission success. Options for complete sample return campaigns in multiple launch and arrival opportunities are explored and compared. 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, 2019 en_US
dc.title Mission analysis for a potential Mars Sample Return campaign in the 2020's en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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