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mars ascent vehicle (mav) solid motor technology plansRecent trades have taken place on solid propulsion options to support a potential Mars Sample Retrieval Campaign. Mass and dimensional requirements for a Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) are being assessed. One MAV vehicle concept would utilize a solid propulsion system. Key challenges to designing a solid propulsion system for MAV include low temperatures beyond common tactical and space requirements, performance, planetary protection, mass limits, and thrust vector control system. Two solutions are addressed, a modified commercial commercially available system, and an optimum new concept.
Document ID
20190002124
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Prince, Andrew
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
McCauley, Rachel
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Kibbey, Timothy
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
McCollum, Lisa
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Oglesby, Britt
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Stefanski, Philip
(Jacobs Technology, Inc. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
April 2, 2019
Publication Date
March 2, 2019
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
M18-7069
Meeting Information
IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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