mars Ascent Vehicle presntation

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mars Ascent Vehicle presntation

Postby strud » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:30 pm

Nice presentation on a Mars Ascent vehicle concept under development by NASA.

Interesting that a Hybrid motor design wins out primarily due to temperature cycling and very low temps seen on surface of Mars.

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Re: mars Ascent Vehicle presntation

Postby OverTheTop » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:23 pm

A couple of interesting things in that:
1) Surprisingly, it is only at TRL 4 currently. I would have thought it would have been higher than that at first glance.
2) Hypergolics embedded in the hybrid fuel is a cute idea. Hope it works for them.
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