Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV): Designing for high heritage and low risk

@article{Ross2012MarsAV,
  title={Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV): Designing for high heritage and low risk},
  author={David Ross and J. Kirk Russell and B. Sutter},
  journal={2012 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  year={2012},
  pages={1-6}
}
The Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign involves three complementary spacecraft missions, one of which will contain a Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV) to deliver the Martian sample to orbit for subsequent retrieval and return to Earth. MAV must deliver a 5-kg sample container containing up to 500 g of surface material to a 520 ± 60-km orbit while satisfying all surface and mission requirements. Lockheed Martin participated in a NASA-funded study to evaluate MAV concept options with special attention on… 

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