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EDL Challenges with India’s Mangalyaan-2 Mission – Part II

The NASA Spirit and Opportunity rovers landed on Mars in 2004. They used a unique entry, descent, and landing (EDL) sequence that allowed for safe landing on the red planet. First, the rovers were encapsulated by heat shields that protected them from the heat of aerodynamic drag in the initial entry into the Martian atmosphere.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part V)

EDL Challenges with India’s Mangalyaan-2 Mission – Part I

The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) is a fledgling national space agency compared with its older counterparts in the United States, Russia, and Europe. However, it is quickly making a name for itself in space research and has set an ambitious agenda for future space exploration missions. One key target for such research is Mars.

Space Agency Profiles: India’s IRSO Is Noteworthy (Part V)