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Venus Flagship Mission Study
VDRM Entry Systems

VDRM Entry Conceptual Design

  • Each entry system carries a balloon & a lander with supporting subsystems
  • Mass (CBE + Cont.): 1969 kg each
  • Design: Thermal Protection System: Carbon-Phenolic
  • Aeroshell: 45° half cone angle (Pioneer-Venus heritage); 2.65 m diameter
  • Spin stabilized after release from carrier
  • Functions: Deliver the in situ elements safely through the atmosphere