An NASA in house study of various approaches to landing high mass payloads to the surface of Mars was undertaken by a cross center systems analysis team. Various entry systems capable of landing 40 metric tons of useful payload to the surface of Mars were investigated. This paper will detail the various entry configurations that were investigated and the methods that were used to create the underlying aerodynamic and aerothermal environment models created for the study.
|State||Published - 2011|
|Event||49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States|
Duration: Jan 4 2011 → Jan 7 2011
|Conference||49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition|
|Period||01/4/11 → 01/7/11|