Aerodynamic Analysis of a Capsule Vehicle for a Manned Exploration Mission to Mars

@inproceedings{Viviani2009AerodynamicAO,
  title={Aerodynamic Analysis of a Capsule Vehicle for a Manned Exploration Mission to Mars},
  author={Antonio Viviani and Giuseppe Pezzella},
  year={2009}
}
The paper deals with the aerodynamic analysis of a manned braking system entering the Mars atmosphere, with the aim to support planetary entry system design studies. The capsule configuration is an axisymmetric blunt body close to the Apollo capsule. Several fully three-dimensional Computational Fluid Dynamics analyses have been performed to assess the flowfield environment around the vehicle to address the aerodynamic performance of the entry capsule within mission exploration to Mars. To this… CONTINUE READING