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Flight testing of trajectories computed by G-FOLD: Fuel optimal large divert guidance algorithm for planetary landing
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G-FOLD, Guidance for Fuel Optimal Large Divert, is an algorithm that is developed to compute, onboard in real-time, fuel optimal trajectories for large divert maneuvers necessary for planetary pinpoint or precision landing. Expand
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Methanol and Ethanol Decomposition in Supercritical Water
Abstract The decomposition of CH3OH and C2H5OH in supercritical water was studied in a flow reactor tube (Ni/Mo/Cr/Fe alloy) in the temperature range 597 ≤ T/K ≤ 797 at a pressure of p = 315 bar forExpand
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ADAPT demonstrations of onboard large-divert Guidance with a VTVL rocket
The Autonomous Ascent and Descent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT) is a closed-loop, free-flying testbed for demonstrating descent and landing technologies of next-generation planetary landers. TheExpand
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Suborbital commercial spaceflight crewmember medical issues.
As directed by the Council of the Aerospace Medical Association, the Commercial Spaceflight Working Group has developed the following position paper concerning medical issues for commercialExpand
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System design for vehicle applications: GM/opel
Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) offer the promise of low or emissions-free, high efficiency vehicle power trains. However, many challenges and trade-offs are inherent in the adoptionExpand
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Flight Testing of Terrain-Relative Navigation and Large-Divert Guidance on a VTVL Rocket
Since 2011, the Autonomous Descent and Ascent Powered-Flight Testbed (ADAPT) has been used to demonstrate advanced descent and landing technologies onboard the Masten Space Systems (MSS) XombieExpand
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Exploring the benefits of commercial robotic lander testbeds
This paper investigates the history and current state of commercial robotic launch vehicle testbeds available to demonstrate landing technologies required for extraterrestrial vertical landing.
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Experimental Enhanced Upper Stage (XEUS): An affordable large lander system
The Experimental Enhanced Upper Stage (XEUS) offers a path to reduce costs and development time to sustainable activity beyond LEO by equipping existing large cryogenic propulsion stages with MSSExpand
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Planetary Lander Testbed for Technology Demonstration
Masten Space Systems has developed several Vertical-Takeoff-Vertical-Lander (VTVL) vehicles for suborbital research and as vertical landing technology demonstrators. Their Xombie vehicle competed inExpand
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Planetary Lander Dynamic Model for GN&C
The Boeing Company, with collaborators, is developing an approach to an integrated precision landing and hazard avoidance (PL&HA) system that is capable of incorporating a suite of sensors to achieveExpand
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