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Olympus lander
Specs overview
Type
Ascent/descent vehicle
Target
Mars, moon, asteroids
Payload
Cargo/human
Crew cabin
2 ppl unpressurized
Origin
USA/Europe
Propellants
Storable, hypergolic
Engines
5 Asterex vacuum
Descent technologies
Aerobrake
Supersonic parachute
Retro engines
Ascent max thrust
70 kN
Length
5.4 m
Diameter descent
3.5 m
Diameter ascent
2.2 m
Weight descent
4750 kg
Weight wet ascent
4190 kg
Weight dry ascent
710 kg
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Pythom presents the

Olympus lander

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The bridge between
space and Mars

A crewed mission to Mars starts off with a seven month journey on the Pythom spaceship. Once in orbit, our two Olympus vehicles will detach from the ship; one inhabited by the crew and the other one stored with supplies.

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Olympus lander approaching Mars
Olympus lander approaching Mars
Mars

Landfalls in the heavens

Once in orbit around a target, Olympus landers detach from the spaceship and land on a planet, a moon, or an asteroid. Olympus is designed to ferry humans and provisions, and return explorers back to the spaceship. Pythom Black Magic propulsion system is transferable throughout the entire space fleet, propelling rockets, landers and spaceships anywhere in the near solar system.

1

Descent

Supersonic parachutes and inflatable air brakes lower entry speed. Heat shield protects the vehicle from extreme temperatures.

2

Landing

Approaching ground, Olympus ejects the heat shield, fires the Asterex engines, and deploys the landing legs.

3

Ascent

Barebone takeoff back to spaceship. Olympus strips outer layers. Crew launches in an unpressurized cabin.

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3D and AR

Spin, zoom and investigate Olympus in 3D, or see the lander at full scale in augmented reality using your tablet or mobile.

* AR requires iOS 13, iPadOS 13, ARCore 1.9, or higher.