Aerial Deployment and Inflation System for Mars Helium Balloons
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Wednesday, July 01 2009
Various factors are considered to ensure mission success.
A method is examined for safely
deploying and inflating helium balloons
for missions at Mars. The key for making
it possible to deploy balloons that are
light enough to be buoyant in the thin,
Martian atmosphere is to mitigate the
transient forces on the balloon that
might tear it.
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