Assessing Gale Crater as a potential human mission landing site on Mars

Fred .J. Calef III, B Clark, Walter Goetz, J. Lasue, Francisco Javier Martin-Torres, Maria-Paz Zorzano Mier

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Abstract

Mars is the “horizon goal” for human space flight [1]. Towards that endeavor, one must consider several factors in regards ton choosing a landing site suitable for a human-rated mission including: entry, descent, and landing (EDL) characteristics, scientific diversity, and possible insitu resources [2]. Selecting any one place is a careful balance of reducing risks and increasing scientific return for the mission
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015
Event46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - The Woodlands, United States
Duration: 16 Mar 201520 Mar 2015
https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/

Conference

Conference46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
CountryUnited States
CityThe Woodlands
Period16/03/1520/03/15
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    III, F. . J. C., Clark, B., Goetz, W., Lasue, J., Martin-Torres, F. J., & Zorzano Mier, M-P. (2015). Assessing Gale Crater as a potential human mission landing site on Mars. Paper presented at 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, United States.