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Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) : the US 2009 Mars rover mission

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dc.contributor.author Palluconi, Frank
dc.contributor.author Tampari, Leslie
dc.contributor.author Steltzner, Adam
dc.contributor.author Umland, Jeff
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-08
dc.date.available 2006-02-08
dc.date.issued 2003-06-07
dc.identifier.citation 6th International Conference on Mars, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, June 7, 2003 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38424
dc.description.abstract The Mars Science Laboratory mission is the 2009 United States Mars Exploration Program rover mission. The MSL Project expects to complete its pre-Phase A definition activity this fiscal year (FY2003), investigations in mid-March 2004, launch in 2009, arrive at Mars in 2010 during Northern hemisphere summer and then complete a full 687 day Mars year of surface exploration. MSL will assess the potential for habitability (past and present) of a carefully selected landing region on Mars by exploring for the chemical building blocks of life, and seeking to understand quantitatively the chemical and physical environment with which these components have interacted over the geologic history of the planet. Thus, MSL will advance substantially our understanding of the history of Mars and potentially, its capacity to sustain life. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 3052950 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2003 en
dc.subject Mars exploration en
dc.subject planetary rovers en
dc.title Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) : the US 2009 Mars rover mission en
dc.type Preprint en


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