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International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 873135, 9 pages
Research Article

Development of a Landing Mechanism for Asteroids with Soft Surface

State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China

Received 2 July 2013; Revised 5 September 2013; Accepted 15 September 2013

Academic Editor: Mahmut Reyhanoglu

Copyright © 2013 Zhijun Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Landing mechanism is landing on a 10 degree slope with Vy=0.75 m/s and Vx=0m/s. Because there is no retro-rocket in experiment as shown in video, there is rebound after impact and the landing mechanism is pulled back to the landing slope by anchoring system.

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