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TPS and Entry System Technologies for Future Mars and Titan Exploration

Whitepaper #397 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: Mars; ocean worlds; technology development

Published onMar 18, 2021
TPS and Entry System Technologies for Future Mars and Titan Exploration

This white paper considers the capability of heritage TPS technology used by previous Mars and Titan missions. The conclusion is that there are important advances regarding the availability of forebody TPS and we recommend that NASA invest in a cross-cutting technology program that focuses on development and sustainment of relevant TPS materials.


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