6-9 November 2018
DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

MARS SAMPLE RETURN: MISSION ANALYSIS FOR AN ESA EARTH RETURN ORBITER

9 Nov 2018, 14:30
30m
103 and 105 combined ()

103 and 105 combined

Building 135
Oral presentation at the conference 03: Low Thrust Low Thrust #3

Speaker

Eric Joffre (Airbus Defence and Space)

Description

Bi-lateral discussions between NASA and the European
Space Agency identified the orbiter element as a promising
European-led contribution to a future international Mars Sample
Return campaign. Airbus recently completed the Mars
Sample Return Architecture Assessment Study on behalf of
ESA, with the objective to identify and quantify candidate
mission architectures. The paper describes the mission analysis
that has been conducted to support preliminary system
design, launch mass estimation and mission timeline for the
architectures investigated. It includes the optimisation of interplanetary
transfers, Mars operations including aerobraking
and rendezvous, up to Earth re-entry conditions.

Primary authors

Eric Joffre (Airbus Defence and Space) Mr Uwe Derz (Airbus) Mrs Marie-Claire Perkinson (Airbus) Mr Jakob Huesing (ESA) Ms Friederike Beyer (ESA) Mr Jose-Manuel Sanchez Perez (ESOC)

Presentation Materials

Paper