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Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent and Landing System Development Challenges and Preliminary Flight Performance
External Online Source: hdl:2014/45299
Author and Affiliation:
Steltzner, Adam D.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
San Martin, A. Miguel(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rivellini, Tommaso P.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Mars Science Laboratory project recently landed the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. With the success of the landing system, the performance envelope of entry, descent, and landing capabilities has been extended over the previous state of the art. This paper will present an overview of the MSL entry, descent, and landing system, a discussion of a subset of its development challenges, and include a discussion of preliminary results of the flight reconstruction effort.
Publication Date: Feb 10, 2013
Document ID:
20150012005
(Acquired Jul 02, 2015)
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: AAS 13-123
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: Space Flight Mechanics Meeting; 23rd; 10-14 Feb. 2013; Kauai, HI; United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 17p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY; CURIOSITY ROVER; DESCENT; LANDING AIDS; FLIGHT CHARACTERISTICS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; MARS SURFACE
Other Descriptors: MSL; EDL
Availability Source: Other Sources
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