That's it, simple and efficient.
Quote from: Dalhousie on 10/22/2014 03:01 amThat's it, simple and efficient.Good approach, but I still think a reusable lander with ISRU is better, wouldn't have to be more massive.
Yeah, it's a good approach. Red Dragon-based sample-return would look basically identical but at a smaller scale.
We describe Sherpa — a S trap-on H igh-altitude E ntry R econnaissance & P recision A eromaneuver system that utilizes a moving mass system within an entry capsule to land a spacecraft precisely onto the surface of Mars.