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New space vehicle archetypes for human planetary missionsContemporary, archetypal, crew-carrying spacecraft concepts developed for NASA are presented for: a lunar transportation system, two kinds of Mars landers, and five kinds of Mars transfer vehicles. These cover the range of propulsion technologies and mission modes of interest for the Space Exploration Initiative, and include both aerobraking and artificial gravity as appropriate. They comprise both upgrades of extant archetypes and completely new ones. Computer solid models, configurations and mass statements are presented for each.
Document ID
19910057132
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Sherwood, Brent (Boeing Co. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 91-2335
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-37857
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other