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Title: Entry, Descent and Landing Systems analysis study: Phase 2 Report on Mars Science Laboratory Improvement
Authors: Ivanov, Mark C.
Blood, Eric M.
Cook, Brant T.
Giersch, Louis R.
Grover, Myron R.
Jakobowski, Julie K.
Rivellini, Tommaso P.
Su, Robbie P.
Samareh, Jamshid A.
Zang, Thomas A.
Winski, Richard G.
Olds, Aaron D.
Kinney, David J.
Keywords: Systems Analysis
Mars Missions
Atmospheric Entry, Descent, and Landing
inflatable spacecraft
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2011.
Series/Report no.: NASA/TM
Abstract: NASA senior management commissioned the Entry, Descent and Landing Systems Analysis (EDL-SA) Study in 2008 to identify and roadmap Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) technology investments needed to develop technologies to successfully land large payloads at Mars for both robotic and human-scale missions. This report summarizes the work the Mars Science Laboratory Improvement (MSL-I) team carried out as part of Phase 2 of the study in 2010. The MSL-I study assessed seven Mars EDL technologies selected for their near-term potential to incrementally improve the performance of the Mars Science Laboratory EDL system. The assessment was made based on landed mass performance, mechanical implementation, cost, risk and crosscutting applicatbility.
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