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Cargo Lander Reference Version 1



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DRM MAV Ascent
Credit: NASA
American manned Mars lander. Study 1993.

The first version of the NASA Cargo Lander for the design reference mission would land an Earth Entry/Mars Ascent Capsule, an ascent stage, and an ISRU plant on the surface that would produce propellant for the crew's return journey from the Martian atmosphere. It had a typical mass of 90,190 kg on approach to Mars and 60,920 kg on the surface.

Cargo Lander 1 Reference Version 1.0 Mass Summary

Earth Entry/Mars Ascent Capsule: 5,500 kg
Ascent stage dry mass: 2,550 kg
ISRU plant: 4,802 kg
Hydrogen feedstock: 4,500 kg
PVA keep-alive power system: 300 kg
160 kw nuclear power plant: 12,498 kg
1.0 km power cables, PMAD: 1,900 kg
Communication system: 820 kg
Pressurized Rover: 15,500 kg
15 kwe DIPS cart: 1,100 kg
Unpressurized rover: 440 kg
3 teleoperable science rovers: 1,320 kg
Water storage tank: 1,220 kg
Science equipment: 3,800 kg
TOTAL CARGO MASS: 56,250 kg

Terminal propulsion system: 4,670 kg
TOTAL LANDED MASS: 60,920 kg

Propellant: 11,970 kg
Forward Aeroshell: 17,300 kg
TOTAL ENTRY MASS: 90,190 kg

NTR Propulsion System: 28,900
TMI Propellant: 86,000 kg
TOTAL INITIAL MASS: 205,090 kg

Gross mass: 205,090 kg (452,140 lb).
Height: 40.30 m (132.20 ft).

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