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Deep Space Gateway - Enabling Missions to MarsThere are many opportunities for commonality between Lunar vicinity and Mars mission hardware and operations. Best approach: Identify Mars mission risks that can be bought down with testing in the Lunar vicinity, then explore hardware and operational concepts that work for both missions with minimal compromise. Deep Space Transport will validate the systems and capabilities required to send humans to Mars orbit and return to Earth. Deep Space Gateway provides a convenient assembly, checkout, and refurbishment location to enable Mars missions Current deep space transport concept is to fly missions of increasing complexity: Shakedown cruise, Mars orbital mission, Mars surface mission; Mars surface mission would require additional elements.
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Document Type
Rucker, Michelle
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Connolly, John
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
January 5, 2018
Publication Date
November 29, 2017
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Launch Operations
Space Sciences (General)
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Meeting Information
Meeting: NASA Community Workshop on the Global Exploration Roadmap
Location: Moffett Field, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: November 29, 2017
End Date: November 30, 2017
Sponsors: NASA Headquarters
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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