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Mission and Surface Infrastructure ConceptsThis paper identifies and discusses several types of manned Mars surface missions, including sorties, fixed-base, and hybrid missions, which can be envisioned as potentially desirable approaches to the exploration and utilization of Mars. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type are discussed briefly. Also, some of the implications of the types of missions on the surface elements' designs are discussed briefly. Typical sets of surface elements are identified for each type of mission, and weights are provided for each element and set.
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Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
J Butler
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
S G McDaniel
(Marshall Space Flight Center Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: Manned Mars Missions Working Group Papers: Volume 1, Section 1-4
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
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Meeting Information
Meeting: Manned Mars Missions Workshop
Location: Huntsville, AL
Country: US
Start Date: June 10, 1985
End Date: June 14, 1985
Sponsors: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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