Accession Number N20130009335
Title Habitable Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) Concept.
Publication Date Feb 2013
Media Count 21p
Personal Author M. Rucker V. Dang
Abstract NASA's ultimate goal is the human exploration of Mars. Among the many difficult aspects of a trip to Mars is the return mission that would transport the astronauts from the Martian surface back into Mars orbit. One possible conceptual design to accomplish this task is a two-stage Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV). In order to assess this design, a general layout and configuration for the spacecraft must be developed. The objective of my internship was to model a conceptual MAV design to support NASA's latest human Mars mission architecture trade studies, technology prioritization decisions, and mass, cost, and schedule estimates.
Keywords Ascent
Descent
Jettison systems
Jettisoning
Manned mars missions
Manned spacecraft
Portable life support systems
Space habitats
Space suits
Spacecrews
Tank geometry


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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