Integrated reentry and penetrator vehicle (IRPV) for subsurface soil collection and analysis on Mars

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The continued exploration of Mars is a high priority item with NASA`s interplanetary science community. It has long been a desire of this group to define an experiment that would investigate the possible presence and location of water/ice beneath the Martian surface. Until recently, however, there has not been a flight experiment dedicated to achieving this goal. This paper describes a concept design effort conducted at Sandia National Labs in collaboration with JPL and CalTech that has produced a feasible flight system to investigate this question.

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Keese, D.L. & Lundgren, R. August 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The continued exploration of Mars is a high priority item with NASA`s interplanetary science community. It has long been a desire of this group to define an experiment that would investigate the possible presence and location of water/ice beneath the Martian surface. Until recently, however, there has not been a flight experiment dedicated to achieving this goal. This paper describes a concept design effort conducted at Sandia National Labs in collaboration with JPL and CalTech that has produced a feasible flight system to investigate this question.

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OSTI as DE96013821

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  • 10. annual AIAA/USU (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Utah State University) small satellite conference, Logan, UT (United States), 16-19 Sep 1996

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  • Other: DE96013821
  • Report No.: SAND--96-2043C
  • Report No.: CONF-9609207--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 281994
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672409

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Keese, D.L. & Lundgren, R. Integrated reentry and penetrator vehicle (IRPV) for subsurface soil collection and analysis on Mars, article, August 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672409/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.