The Mars Cube One deployable high gain antenna

  title={The Mars Cube One deployable high gain antenna},
  author={Richard E. Hodges and Nacer Chahat and Daniel J. Hoppe and Joseph D. Vacchione},
  journal={2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)},
Mars Cube One (MarCO) is the first CubeSat mission developed for operation at Mars. MarCO will provide a bent pipe telecom relay to Earth for NASA's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission during its Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) sequence. The MarCO High Gain Antenna (HGA) is a key enabling technology for this mission and presents a tremendous technical challenge due to the limited mass and volume of a 6U CubeSat. This paper presents… 

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