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Mars Boundary Layer Sounding Balloon: Scientific and Technical Concept

Witte, Lars and Grott, Matthias (2023) Mars Boundary Layer Sounding Balloon: Scientific and Technical Concept. 20. International Planetary Probes Workshop 2023, 2023-08-28 - 2023-09-01, Marseille, France.

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Abstract

The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group has identified measurements of the state and the vari-ability of the Martian atmosphere as high priority investi-gations for the upcoming years. Balloon-borne instruments could bridge the gap in both temporal and spatial resolu-tion in mesoscale distances between local, stationary landers and global orbiter observations. The idea to use a balloon system for such purposes is not new in essence and has been proposed already in past decades. While those concepts considered an aerial deployment during entry and descent, the concept outlined in this abstract revisits a launch off the payload deck of a lander from the Martian surface. This deployment option profits today mainly from the technological advance in micro-electronics and sensor miniaturization which enables designing a balloon-probe significantly smaller than earlier proposed systems.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/201676/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Mars Boundary Layer Sounding Balloon: Scientific and Technical Concept
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Witte, LarsUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3921-2524UNSPECIFIED
Grott, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-7096UNSPECIFIED
Date:28 August 2023
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:scientific ballooning, Mars atmosphere, planetary exploration, sounding balloon, atmospheric hazards, radiometer
Event Title:20. International Planetary Probes Workshop 2023
Event Location:Marseille, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:28 August 2023
Event End Date:1 September 2023
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 - Mars Boundary Layer Explorer
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Land and Exploration Technology
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Witte, Dr. Lars
Deposited On:09 Jan 2024 10:31
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 21:02

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