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With the early design goals established, the following concepts were chosen for incorporation in the baseline design of the first generation (MX-1) MARS Suit:


Ambient pressurization of system with mechanical joint torque
replication (where required)
Hard Upper Torso (HUT)
Rear Entry
Dry suit (neoprene) arms and lower torso assembly
Reconfigurable using individually tailored soft-goods
Interchangeable backpack
High volume helmet
Standard EMU backpack envelope
Standard EMU boot interfaces
Provision for standard EMU gloves with local pressurization
Integral hard points for equipment mounting
Integral sealing surface for pneumatic door seal

Questions? Comments? Contact Shane Jacobs