Landing on Mars: Brief Summary
The basic requirement is that the system must be able to deploy equipment and personnel on the Martian surface.
The several individual IPPs will dock together forming a bigger lander for landing on Mars in LMO.
The lander will use a drag chute and heat shield when first entering the martian atmosphere. Later, a
liquid rocket will slow the lander to an appropriate velocity while landing legs are lowered for landing.
Since the IPP lander contains a homing device, the NPP lander can land in close proximity of the
IPP lander. The NPP lander will land in a similar method using a drag chute, heat shield, and liquid rocket.