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Human Assisted Science at Venus: Venus Exploration in the New Human Spaceflight Age

By SpaceRef Editor
June 11, 2020
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Noam R. Izenberg, Ralph L. McNutt Jr., Kirby D. Runyon, Paul K. Byrne, Alexander Macdonald

Some human mission trajectories to Mars include flybys of Venus. These flybys provide opportunities to practice deep space human operations, and offer numerous safe-return-to-Earth options, before committing to longer and lower-cadence Mars-only flights. Venus flybys, as part of dedicated missions to Mars, also enable human-in-the-loop scientific study of the second planet. The time to begin coordinating such Earth-to-Mars-via-Venus missions is now

Comments: A White Paper for the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. 7 pages +cover page, 2 figures +cover image

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Cite as: arXiv:2006.04900 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2006.04900v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

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From: Noam Izenberg 

[v1] Mon, 8 Jun 2020 19:36:07 UTC (5,100 KB)

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