Flight test results of parafoil-type vehicle with inflatable structure for the martian exploration

Takahiro Moriyoshi, Kazuhiko Yamada, Shinichiro Higashino, Hiroyuki Nishida

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Abstract

One of the technologies to make the future planetary exploration more flexible and valuable is a vehicle which can fly freely in the Martian atmosphere. Our group proposes a paraglider which has a flexible and inflatable wing. The paraglider has a large and light wing which can be packed compactly in the launch and cruising phase. To realize this idea, free flight test from high altitude by the Atmospheric balloon must be carried out. However, it is difficult to succeed flight test from beginning. Therefore, we’re going to carry out a relatively simple flight test from low altitude. In this study, result of flight test was reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPromote the Progress of the Pacific-Basin Region through Space Innovation
EditorsArun K. Misra, Li Ming, Yasuhiro Morita
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages3-7
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780877036555
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event15th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies, ISCOPS 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 10 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume166
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference15th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies, ISCOPS 2018
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/10/187/13/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Moriyoshi, T., Yamada, K., Higashino, S., & Nishida, H. (2018). Flight test results of parafoil-type vehicle with inflatable structure for the martian exploration. In A. K. Misra, L. Ming, & Y. Morita (Eds.), Promote the Progress of the Pacific-Basin Region through Space Innovation (pp. 3-7). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 166). Univelt Inc..