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Mars rovers, past and future

Show simple item record Muirhead, Brian K. 2007-03-12T22:04:08Z 2007-03-12T22:04:08Z 2004-03-06
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana March 6-13, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 03-3424
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the history of planetary rovers, including research vehicles, from the initial concepts in the early 1960's to the present. General characteristics and their evolution are discussed including mission drivers, technology limitations, controls approach, mobility and overall performance. Special emphasis is given to the next generation mission of rovers, the Mars Science Laboratory rover. This vehicle is being designed for a 2009 launch with the capability to operate over 80% of the surface of Mars for a full Martian year (687 days). It is designed to visit numerous sites, with a science payload capable of making measurements that will enable understanding the past or present habitability of Mars. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 630868 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject planet rovers en
dc.subject Mars rovers en
dc.subject Mars Science Laboratory
dc.title Mars rovers, past and future en
dc.type Preprint en

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