A dual thrust axis lander for Mars exploration

@article{Masten2014ADT,
  title={A dual thrust axis lander for Mars exploration},
  author={D. Masten},
  journal={2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  year={2014},
  pages={1-7}
}
  • D. Masten
  • Published 2014
  • Engineering
  • 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference
With NASA's direction set to further explore Mars with both robotic and human exploration, an Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) vehicle with the ability to place large payloads on the Martian surface is essential. The scheme utilized by Curiosity has limitations. Work being done by Masten along with several NASA centers and other commercial firms on a dual thrust axis lander, known as XEUS, provides the basis for an economical Martian EDL vehicle. The XEUS program was conceived as a result of… Expand

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