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Mars Exploration

a Step Forward

Edited by Giuseppe Pezzella

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"


Antonio Viviani

University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli"

More than 50 years after the Mariner 4 flyby on 15 July 1965, Mars still represents the next frontier of space explorations. Of particular focus nowadays is crewed missions to the red planet. Over three sections, this book explores missions to Mars, in situ operations, and human-rated missions. Chapters address elements of design and possible psychological effects related to human-rated missions. The information contained herein will allow for the development of safe and efficient exploration missions to Mars.

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Mars Explorationa Step ForwardEdited by Giuseppe Pezzella

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78933

ISBN: 978-1-83962-363-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-83962-362-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-364-6

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Mars Exploration - A Story Fifty Years Long

By Giuseppe Pezzella and Antonio Viviani


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2. Autonomous Navigation for Mars Exploration

By Haoting Liu


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3. Aerocapture, Aerobraking, and Entry for Robotic and Human Mars Missions

By Ye Lu


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4. Assessing Propulsion and Transportation Issues with Mars’ Moons

By Bryan Palaszewski


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5. Aerodynamics of Mars 2020 Rover Wind Sensors

By Rafael Bardera, Suthyvann Sor and Adelaida García-Magariño


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6. Evolution of the Scientific Instrumentation for In Situ Mars Exploration

By Andoni G. Moral Inza and Guillermo Lopez-Reyes


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7. Human Missions Analysis for Intelligent Missions Improvement

By Carole Tafforin


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8. Psychosocial Aspects of a Flight to Mars

By Radvan Bahbouh


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9. Astrosociology on Mars

By Jim Pass


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