The Mars Airplane: A Credible Science Platform

dc.contributor.author Braun, Robert D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wright, Henry S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Croom, Mark A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Levine, Joel S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Spencer, David A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-03-17T15:58:27Z
dc.date.available 2006-03-17T15:58:27Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03
dc.description IEEE Aerospace Conference Big Sky MT, March 2004. en_US
dc.description.abstract Significant technology advances have enabled planetary aircraft to be considered as viable science platforms. Such systems fill a unique planetary science measurement gap, that of regional-scale, near-surface observation, while providing a fresh perspective for potential discovery. Recent efforts have produced mature mission and flight system concepts, ready for flight project implementation. This paper summarizes the development of a Mars airplane mission architecture that balances science, implementation risk and cost. Airplane mission performance, flight system design and technology readiness are described.
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1853/8387
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Georgia Institute of Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SSDL ; IEEE 04-1260 en_US
dc.subject Aircraft design
dc.subject Aircraft performance
dc.subject Cost/risk trade
dc.subject Design analysis
dc.subject Technology assessments
dc.title The Mars Airplane: A Credible Science Platform en_US
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local.contributor.corporatename Space Systems Design Laboratory (SSDL)
local.contributor.corporatename Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
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