• The Phoenix Mission Lands on Mars 

      Smith, Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      Phoenix will land on the arctic plains of Mars on May 25, 2008. The team of the University of Arizona, the Jet propulsion Lab, and Lockheed Martin have spent a considerable effort in orchestrating a robust approach, entry, ...
    • Titan/Saturn System Mission 2008: Exploring Titan on a Budget (and Without Aerocapture!) 

      Elliott, John O.; Lunine, Jonathan; Reh, Kim; Strange, Nathan; Spilker, Tom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      Titan has been the topic of a number of mission studies in recent years, culminating in the 2007 Titan Explorer flagship mission study led by APL with JPL participation. This study, as with those previous, made use of the ...
    • The Wirtanen Analysis and Surface Probe: Concept for a New Frontiers Comet Surface Sample Return Mission 

      Winfield, A.; Karpowicz, Bryan M.; Smith, B.; Miller, Charles; Masiero, J.; Block, K.; Wye, L.; Smith, Matthew; Lanza, N.; Byram, S.; Singer, S.; Balint, Tibor S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      As participants in NASA's 2007 Planetary Science Summer School, we have designed a New Frontiers class mission to extract a 0.5 kg surface sample from a cometary nucleus and return it to Earth. Comets contain primordial ...