Payload Bay

The Payload Bay is located inside the MetNet Lander body. The bay is the cover for most of the scientific devices and other payload systems. Due the landing scheme of the Mars MetNet Lander (MNL), the Payload Bay will experience massive G-loads, about 1200G for the lander body, when MNL penetrates to the Martian soil. There is a great need for reducing these loads for the payload instruments and Payload Bay. This is achieved by special  mechanism called Shock-absorbing system (SAS). SAS absorbs the Payload Bays kinetic energy at landing and reduces the G-loads to the permissible value of about 400G.