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Ice Melting Probes

Dachwald, Bernd and Ulamec, Stephan and Kowalski, Julia and Boxberg, Marc and Baader, Fabian and Biele, Jens and Kömle, Norbert I. (2023) Ice Melting Probes. In: Handbook of Space Resources Springer Nature Switzerland. pp. 955-996. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-97913-3_29. ISBN 978-3-030-97913-3.

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The exploration of icy environments in the solar system, such as the poles of Mars and the icy moons (a.k.a. ocean worlds), is a key aspect for understanding their astrobiological potential as well as for extraterrestrial resource inspection. On these worlds, ice melting probes are considered to be well suited for the robotic clean execution of such missions. In this chapter, we describe ice melting probes and their applications, the physics of ice melting and how the melting behavior can be modeled and simulated numerically, the challenges for ice melting, and the required key technologies to deal with those challenges. We also give an overview of existing ice melting probes and report some results and lessons learned from laboratory and field tests.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/195175/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Ice Melting Probes
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Dachwald, BerndFaculty of Aerospace Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8856-4622UNSPECIFIED
Kowalski, JuliaGeorg-August-Universität Göttingen, Geoscience Center, Computational Geoscience and RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Advanced Study in Computational Engineering ScienceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Boxberg, MarcAICES and Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Baader, FabianFaculty of Aerospace Engineering, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7414-829XUNSPECIFIED
Kömle, Norbert I.Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, AustriaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:28 April 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Handbook of Space Resources
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 955-996
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:Springer Nature Switzerland
Keywords:Ice melting probe, Ice penetration, Icy Moons, Ocean worlds, Mars, Exploration
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:30 May 2023 15:25
Last Modified:30 May 2023 15:25

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