Overview of the NASA Entry, Descent And Landing Systems Analysis Study

Thomas A. Zang, Alicia M. Dwyer-Cianciolo, David J. Kinney, Austin R. Howard, George T. Chen, Mark C. Ivanov, Ronald R. Sostaric, Carlos H. Westhelle

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Abstract

NASA senior management commissioned the Entry, Descent and Landing Systems Analysis (EDL-SA) Study in 2008 to identify and roadmap the Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) technology investments that the agency needed to make in order to successfully land large payloads at Mars for both robotic and human-scale missions. This paper summarizes the approach and top-level results from Year 1 of the Study, which focused on landing 10-50 mt on Mars, but also included a trade study of the best advanced parachute design for increasing the landed payloads within the EDL architecture of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2010Sep 2 2010

Publication series

NameAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010

Conference

ConferenceAIAA SPACE Conference and Exposition 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period08/30/1009/2/10

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