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Title: Sampling of trace atmospheric constituents above the surface of Mars from a Montgolfiere balloon
Authors: Jones, J. A.
Mahaffy, P.
Farrell, W.
Webster, C.
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2001
Citation: (MACA) Mars Atmospheric Chemistry and Astrobiology Workshop
Pasadena, CA, USA
Abstract: We suggest that use of an aerially deployed, solar-heated balloon, or Montgolfiere, during aMartian polar summer could provide an optimal platform for atmospheric measurements near thesurface. Solar Montgolfieres are empty balloons with a hole in the bottom that fill with ambient atmosphere while falling and are rapidly heated in by the sun, thus providing buoyancy.
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