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moon age and regolith explorer (mare) mission design and performanceOn December 11, 1972, Apollo 17 marked the last controlled U.S. lunar landing and was followed by an absence of methodical in-situ investigation of the lunar surface. The Moon Age and Regolith Explorer (MARE) proposal provides scientific measurement of the age and composition of a relatively young portion of the lunar surface near Aristarchus Plateau and the first post-Apollo U.S. soft lunar landing. It includes the first demonstration of a crew survivability-enhancing autonomous hazard detection and avoidance system. This report focuses on the mission design and performance associated with the MARE robotic lunar landing subject to mission and trajectory constraints.
Document ID
20170001353
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Condon, Gerald L.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Lee, David E.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Carson, John M., III
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
February 7, 2017
Publication Date
February 5, 2017
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-38614
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting(San Antonio, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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