• Analysis of Temperature-Constrained Ballute Aerocapture for High-Mass Mars Payloads 

      Alexeenko, Alina A.; Longuski, James M.; Medlock, Kristin Gates (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-25)
      We investigate trajectories and heating environments of ballute-assisted, low- to high-mass Mars aerocapture systems. Ballutes permit aerocapture at higher altitudes and allow for lower thermal protection system (TPS) ...