Monopropellant Hydrazine 700 lbf Throttling Terminal Descent Engine for Mars Science Laboratory

@inproceedings{Dawson2007MonopropellantH7,
  title={Monopropellant Hydrazine 700 lbf Throttling Terminal Descent Engine for Mars Science Laboratory},
  author={Matt Dawson and G. Brewster and C. Conrad and Mike Kilwine and Blake Chenevert and O. Morgan},
  year={2007}
}
  • Matt Dawson, G. Brewster, +3 authors O. Morgan
  • Published 2007
  • Engineering
  • A technology program conducted by Aerojet and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been underway since 2001 to develop a rocket engine for terminal descent of an exploration vehicle to the Martian surface in 2009 for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission. The MR-80B monopropellant engine is fueled by hydrazine with a throttle range of 7 to 810 lbf thrust. The design is based on the terminal descent engine used on the highly successful 1976 Viking Landers. The primary objective of the… CONTINUE READING
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