Development of a lithium/thionyl chloride battery for the Mars Microprobe Program

@article{Russell1998DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a lithium/thionyl chloride battery for the Mars Microprobe Program},
  author={Philip G. Russell and David Carmen and Catherine L. Marsh and T. Balarami Reddy and Ratnakumar V Bugga and Frank Deligiannis and H. A. Frank},
  journal={Thirteenth Annual Battery Conference on Applications and Advances. Proceedings of the Conference},
  year={1998},
  pages={341-346}
}
  • P. Russell, D. Carmen, H. Frank
  • Published 13 January 1998
  • Engineering
  • Thirteenth Annual Battery Conference on Applications and Advances. Proceedings of the Conference
The Mars Microprobes (2) are secondary payload on the 1998 Mars Surveyor Lander Mission. After an eleven month journey to Mars, the two probes will be released and use a self-orienting, nonablative aeroshell for their single-stage passive entry, decent and landing on Mars. The Microprobes will penetrate through the aeroshell and strike the surface with an impact velocity of approximately 200 m/sec and separate into two sections; a surface (aft-body) module which contains the power source and… 
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