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Mars Exploration Rover surface mission flight thermal performance

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dc.contributor.author Novak, Keith S.
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Charles J.
dc.contributor.author Sunada, Eric T.
dc.contributor.author Kinsella, Gary M.
dc.date.accessioned 2005-08-24T20:43:58Z
dc.date.available 2005-08-24T20:43:58Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07
dc.identifier.citation 35th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), Society of Automotive Engineers, Rome, Italy, July 11-14, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0786
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37436
dc.description.abstract NASA launched two rovers in June and July of 2003 as a part of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project. MER-A (Spirit) landed on Mars in Gusev Crater at 15 degrees South latitude and 175 degree East longitude on January 4, 2004 (Squyres, et al., Dec. 2004)). MER-B (Opportunity) landed on Mars in Terra Meridiani at 2 degrees South latitude and 354 degrees East longitude on January 25, 2004 (Squyres, et al., August 2004) Both rovers have well exceeded their design lifetime (90 Sols) by more than a factor of 4. Spirit and Opportunity are still healthy and continue to execute their roving science missions at the time of this writing. This paper discusses rover flight thermal performance during the surface missions of both vehicles, covering roughly the time from the MER-A landing in late Southern Summer (Ls = 328, Sol 1A) through the Southern Winter solstice (Ls = 90, Sol 255A) to nearly Southern Vernal equinox (Ls = 160 , Sol 398A). en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA en
dc.format.extent 714469 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005 en
dc.subject Mars Exploration Rover (MER) en
dc.subject thermal design en
dc.title Mars Exploration Rover surface mission flight thermal performance en
dc.type Preprint en


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