Balloon-Based Mars Observation Mission - Abstract
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Balloon-Based Mars Observation Mission

Ryan Coles
John Thomas Calfee
Roberto Hernandez
Absera Stephensen
Isaac Varner

Texas Christian University
9 December 1998

Abstract

The primary goal of this project is to take panoramic photographs of the Martian landscape. To accomplish this goal, a simple balloon and gondola design was adopted. The balloon itself will be lighter than air and will carry a light instrumentation payload. Constraints placed in the design of this craft include the following: Important considerations in the design of the Mars Balloon Project include: At this stage in the project, many things have not been finalized. This report summarizes the preliminary analysis of the proposed solution for the Balloon-Based Mars Observation Mission.
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