Aeroshell Compared Design and Analysis for Mars Penetrators 941370

In the frame of preliminary technological investigations for future European Mars landing probes, a study has been performed by Dassault under the supervision of ESTEC on potential thermal protection systems and aeroshell configurations for such penetrators.After an extensive trade-off between numerous candidate architectures and technologies, two solutions were more deeply investigated for feasibility assessment purposes: an innovative semi-integrated concept based upon an ablator-protected CFRP cold structure front shield with a C-SiC hot structure decelerator, a more conventional integrated concept based upon a one-piece ablator-protected CFRP cold structure.


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