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Micro-Mars: A low-cost mission to planet Mars with scientific orbiter and lander applications

Kerstein, Lutz and Bischof, Bernd and Renken, Hartmut and Hoffmann, Harald and Apel, Uwe (2006) Micro-Mars: A low-cost mission to planet Mars with scientific orbiter and lander applications. Acta Astronautica, 59 (8-11), pp. 608-616. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.07.013

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.07.013

Abstract

The proposed Micro-Mars mission can contribute substantially to the international Mars exploration programme within the framework of a future low-cost mission. The concept consists of an orbiter integrating a total scientific payload of 30 kg including a light-weight lander of 15 kg. The spacecraft will be launched as piggyback payload by an Ariane 5 ASAP with a total launch mass of 360 kg. It will use a bipropellant propulsion system with 210 kg of fuel and four thrusters of 22 N, and four of 10 N for orbit and attitude control. Further attitude actuation shall be performed by three reaction wheels and a gyropackage, a star sensor and a sun sensor for attitude sensing. Communication will be performed in S- and X-Band to Earth and in UHF between orbiter and lander. From a highly elliptical orbit with a periapsis below 200 km, four instruments will perform high-resolution remote sensing observations and the payload consists of a camera system, a magnetometer, a dosimeter, and an ultrastable oscillator for radio science. The light-weight micro lander is a challenging technological experiment by itself. It is equipped with a suite of scientific instruments which will supplement the orbiter measurements and concentrate on the environment (temperature cycle, atmosphere, magnetosphere, and radiation).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/44933/
Document Type:Article
Title:Micro-Mars: A low-cost mission to planet Mars with scientific orbiter and lander applications
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kerstein, LutzEADS Astrium Space TransportationUNSPECIFIED
Bischof, BerndEADS Astrium Space TransportationUNSPECIFIED
Renken, HartmutEADS Astrium Space TransportationUNSPECIFIED
Hoffmann, HaraldUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Apel, UweHochschule BremenUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Astronautica
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:59
DOI :10.1016/j.actaastro.2005.07.013
Page Range:pp. 608-616
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, Mars exploration, small satellite, orbiter, lander
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Vergleichende Planetologie (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Hoffmann, Harald
Deposited On:10 Oct 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:08

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