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The 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter Mission

Show simple item record Franklin, Stephen F. Slonski, John P. Jr. Kerridge, Stuart Noreen, Gary Riedel, Joseph E. Komarek, Tom Stosic, Dorothy Racho, Caroline Edwards, Bernard Boroson, Don 2006-02-27T20:45:52Z 2006-02-27T20:45:52Z 2005-03
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 05, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-3558
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an overview of the Mars Telecom Orbiter (MTO) mission, and is an update to the paper presented at last year’s conference. Launched in 2009, MTO will provide Mars-to-Earth relay services for NASA missions arriving at Mars between 2010 and 2020, enabling far higher science data return and lowering the telecom and operations costs for these missions. MTO carries an optical communications payload, which will demonstrate downlink bit rates from 1 Mbps up to and possibly exceeding 30 Mbps. MTO will also demonstrate the ability to autonomously navigate, and to search for and rendezvous with an orbiting sample, in preparation for NASA’s proposed Mars Sample Return Mission. A to-be-defined science instrument will also be carried. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 939934 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 en
dc.subject telecommunications en
dc.subject lasers en
dc.subject Rendezvous and Autonomous Navigation (RAN) en
dc.subject Mars Laser Comm Demonstration (MLCD) en
dc.subject Electra en
dc.title The 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter Mission en
dc.type Preprint en

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