Mission Artwork

Mars Technology Concepts



2007 Pallet Lander concept

This lander concept was the leading contender before MSL's skycrane concept was invented.

Another view of the pallet lander.

Sequence showing the reduction of speed necessary for entry, descent and landing on Mars


MARSAR orbiter

MARSAR was a proposed 2009 orbiter that would have used "Synthetic Aperture Radar" or "SAR" to study the subsurface of Mars. The proposed MARSAR mission might have been a partnership between NASA and ASI, the Italian Space Agency.

MARSAR was known at one time as the Mars Environment Evolution Mission (MEEM)


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