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Mission Implementation Constraints on Planetary Muon RadiographyCost: Use heritage hardware, especially use a tested landing system to reduce cost (Phoenix or MSL EDL stage). The sky crane technology delivers higher mass to the surface and enables reaching targets at higher elevation, but at a higher mission cost. Rover vs. Stationary Lander: Rover-mounted instrument enables tomography, but the increased weight of the rover reduces the allowable payload weight. Mass is the critical design constraint for an instrument for a planetary mission. Many factors that are minor factors or do not enter into design considerations for terrestrial operation are important for a planetary application. (Landing site, diurnal temperature variation, instrument portability, shock/vibration)
Document ID
20150005983
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
Jones, Cathleen E.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kedar, Sharon
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Naudet, Charles
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Webb, Frank
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 21, 2015
Publication Date
October 27, 2011
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Meeting Information
International Workshop on High Energy Geophysics 2011(Tokyo)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
entry, descent, and landing (EDL)
site locations
Mars Lander missions
Mars exploration mission classes
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