Aladdin: sample return from the moons of Mars

  title={Aladdin: sample return from the moons of Mars},
  author={Olivier S. Barnouin-Jha and A. F. Cheng and U.I. von Mehlem},
  journal={1999 IEEE Aerospace Conference. Proceedings (Cat. No.99TH8403)},
  pages={403-412 vol.1}
The Aladdin spacecraft was proposed as a Discovery Mission in response to a NASA announcement of opportunity. This spacecraft will visit the enigmatic Martian moons, Phobos and Deimos, to obtain samples and return them to Earth. The returned samples, coupled with characterization of their geological contexts, will answer fundamental questions on the origin of these moons: Are they related to primitive outer solar system bodies, or do they share a common origin with Mars? If they are primitive… Expand
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