Event Title

Mars Micromissions

Session

Technical Session VII: New Mission or Bus Concepts I

Abstract

A Mars micromission launches as an Ariane 5 secondary as early as November I, 2002. One possible mission is a Comm/nav micromission .orbiter. The other possible mission is a Mars airplane. Both missions are enabled by a lowcost, common micromisson bus design. The future of Mars micromissions has at least two micromissions per Mars Opportunity In cooperation with CNES. Other destinations besides Mars are possible by small changes and technology Infusion in the micromission system design detailed here. Micromissions enable a new class of science investigations and comm/nav orbiters due to low-cost, focused design.

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Mars Micromissions

A Mars micromission launches as an Ariane 5 secondary as early as November I, 2002. One possible mission is a Comm/nav micromission .orbiter. The other possible mission is a Mars airplane. Both missions are enabled by a lowcost, common micromisson bus design. The future of Mars micromissions has at least two micromissions per Mars Opportunity In cooperation with CNES. Other destinations besides Mars are possible by small changes and technology Infusion in the micromission system design detailed here. Micromissions enable a new class of science investigations and comm/nav orbiters due to low-cost, focused design.