Manned Mars Explorer project : Guidelines for a manned mission to the vicinity of Mars using Phobos as a staging outpost; schematic vehicle designs considering chemical and nuclear electric propulsion
- Baxmann, C. J.
- May 16, 1988.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Neubek, Deb and Nolan, Sean
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
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- The Manned Mars Explorer (MME) project responds to the fundamental problems of sending human beings to Mars in a mission scenario and schematic vehicle designs. The mission scenario targets an opposition class Venus inbound swingby for its trajectory with concentration on Phobos and/or Deimos as a staging base for initial and future Mars vicinity operations. Optional vehicles are presented as a comparison using nuclear electric power/propulsion technology. A Manned Planetary Vehicle and Crew Command Vehicle are used to accomplish the targeted mission. The Manned Planetary Vehicle utilizes the mature technology of chemical propulsion combined with an advanced aerobrake, tether and pressurized environment system. The Crew Command Vehicle is the workhorse of the mission performing many different functions including a manned Mars landing, and Phobos rendezvous.
- Other Subject(s):
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890008233.
Accession ID: 89N17604.
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