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The Mission MIRIAM-2: Putting a Gossamer Ballute Through An Atmospheric Entry FLight Test

Griebel, H. and Förstner, R. and Mundt, C. and Mohr, A. and Mai, W. and Polkko, J. and Teodorescu, H.N. and Herdrich, G. and Fasoulas, S. and Marynowski, T. and Stamminger, A. and Heyner, D. (2011) The Mission MIRIAM-2: Putting a Gossamer Ballute Through An Atmospheric Entry FLight Test. In: Proceedings. 8th Annual International Planetary Probe Workshop, 6.-10. Juni 2011, Porthsmouth, VA, USA.

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Abstract

MIRIAM, short for ‘Main Inflated Re-entry Into the Atmosphere Mission test’, is a validation concept designed for the Mars ballute technology development programme ARCHIMEDES. This development programme is a joint effort of the Mars Society Germany and the University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany in Munich, with further support by research institutes throughout Europe, the DLR and several industrial companies. The scientific objective of ARCHIMEDES is to obtain measurements of the Martian atmosphere, magnetic environment and surface throughout almost the entire altitude range reaching from outer space to ground. This is facilitated by an instrument carrier attached to a large and gossamer thin film ballute. MIRIAM was designed to validate the theory behind such a vehicle, test the newly developed technology in flight and to gain experience related to manufacturing, handling, flight operations, and gathering new scientific data on Mars and its atmosphere. A first MIRIAM test was flown in October 2008 from ESRANGE. In this paper we focus on the second MIRIAM test, named MIRIAM-2, which is currently slated for launch in October 2014 on a two-stage Taurus-Improved Orion rocket, again from ESRANGE. The main objective of MIRIAM-2 is to obtain realistic flight data for the re-entry of such a low ballistic coefficient design. Aerothermodynamic studies based on different methods have been performed for the entry into both Mars and Earth atmospheres, and flight data is needed to validate those methods. Presented will be the underlying theory, the mission and spacecraft design, the scientific experiments aboard, and expected improvements of the current body of knowledge. We will conclude with an outlook on further development, particularly the transfer of MIRIAM-2 results to a more accurate description of the atmospheric entry on Mars.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/74550/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:The Mission MIRIAM-2: Putting a Gossamer Ballute Through An Atmospheric Entry FLight Test
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Griebel, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Förstner, R.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mundt, C.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mohr, A.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mai, W.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Polkko, J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Teodorescu, H.N.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Herdrich, G.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fasoulas, S.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Marynowski, T.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stamminger, A.andreas.stamminger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Heyner, D.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:MIRIAM-2, Mars, ARCHIMEDES, Sounding Rocket
Event Title:8th Annual International Planetary Probe Workshop
Event Location:Porthsmouth, VA, USA
Event Type:international Conference, Workshop
Event Dates:6.-10. Juni 2011
Organizer:Planetary Probe Organisation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Mobile Raketenbasis (MORABA)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > MORABA-Mobile Rocket Base
Deposited By: Stamminger, Dr. Andreas
Deposited On:30 Jan 2012 09:37
Last Modified:30 Jan 2012 09:37

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