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Mars Rover Sample Return Mission
- Title Mars Rover Sample Return Mission
- Length 00:04:44
- Language English
- Footage Type Documentary
- Copyright ESA
In the late 1990s, NASA plans to conduct an unmanned sample-collection mission to Mars. This video depicts a possible mission scenario as follows: launch animation; two Titan 4 payloads make their way to Mars; payloads move into elliptical orbit using aerocapture technique; ascent vehicle and Rover on lunar surface; Rover collects samples, places them into ascent vehicle; vehicle makes rendezvous with orbiter, which makes its way back to Earth; deployment of Earth aerocapture capsule, vehicle released into Space Station's orbit; Station's orbital manoeuvring vehicle retrieves re-entry vehicle; returned to Earth using shuttle.