The major post-Cassini knowledge gap concerning Saturn's icy moon Titan is in the composition of its diverse surface, and in particular how far its rich organics may have ascended up the "ladder of life." The NASA New Frontiers 4 solicitation sought mission concepts addressing Titan's habit-ability and methane cycle. A team led by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) proposed a revolutionary lander that uses rotors to land in Titan's thick atmosphere and low gravity and can repeatedly transit to new sites, multiplying the mission's science value from its capable instrument payload.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)|
|State||Published - Oct 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)