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Habitable Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) ConceptNASA's ultimate goal is the human exploration of Mars. Among the many difficult aspects of a trip to Mars is the return mission that would transport the astronauts from the Martian surface back into Mars orbit. One possible conceptual design to accomplish this task is a two-stage Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). In order to assess this design, a general layout and configuration for the spacecraft must be developed. The objective of my internship was to model a conceptual MAV design to support NASA's latest human Mars mission architecture trade studies, technology prioritization decisions, and mass, cost, and schedule estimates.
Document ID
20130009335
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Dang, Victor (Oregon State Univ. Corvallis, OR, United States)
Rucker, Michelle (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
February 8, 2013
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-28129
JSC-CN-28066
Meeting Information
2013 Oregon Space Grant Consortium (OSCG)(Corvalis, OR)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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