Mars Rocketry

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Mars Rocketry

• It take nine months to travel from earth to mars• For earth the escape velocity is 11200 meters per second, or about 25,000 miles per hour.

Mars Rocketry How did the rocket used for the MSL mission escape Earth's atmosphere and land a rover on mars.

• Type of rocket- Atlas V-5451• It took 253 days to get curiosity to marsThe cruise phase begins soon after separation from the launch vehicle when the spacecraft completes the launch phase. Cruise ends when the spacecraft is 45 days from entry into the Martian atmosphere, when the approach phase begins.

• The rover’s landing site, Gale Crater and is about the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined• Engineers designed the spacecraft to steer itself during descent through Mars’ atmosphere with a series of S-curve maneuvers similar to those used by astronauts piloting NASA space shuttles.

• Analysis of Mars’ atmospheric composition early in the mission provided evidence that the planet has lost much of its original atmosphere by a process favoring loss from the top of the atmosphere rather than interaction with the surfacet here

The cruise phase begins soon after separation from the launch vehicle when the spacecraft completes the launch phase. Cruise ends when the spacecraft is 45 days from entry into the Martian atmosphere, when the approach phase begins.

Pieces of the rocket ship

Rocket ship-pre-launch

Comparrison of earths atmosphere to mars

Rocket launch

Capsule landing


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