- Mar 23, 2008
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This is the concept of a Mars lander and ascent vehicle, as described in Boeing's "Mission to Mars Using Six Not So Easy Pieces".
The lander weighs 40-45 ton and can transport a crew of 4 to Mars surface and back to orbit. It uses a large inflatable hypersonic decelerator for atmospheric entry. This heat shield also provides some lift during entry.
The lander is a forward-looking hover vessel, while the ascent vessel - after separation from the lander - is a tail sitter.
Key commands are in the documentation file MAV.txt. This version is for Orbiter 2016. Have fun!
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