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Development of a NASA 2018 Mars Landed Mission Concept

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, M. G.
dc.contributor.author Salvo, C. G.
dc.contributor.author Abilleira, F.
dc.contributor.author Sengstacken, A. J.
dc.contributor.author Allwood, A. G.
dc.contributor.author Backes, P. G.
dc.contributor.author Lindemann, R. A.
dc.contributor.author Jordan, J. F.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-05T19:04:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-05T19:04:39Z
dc.date.issued 2010-03-14
dc.identifier.citation 12th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 14, 2010. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-4905
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41590
dc.description.abstract Fundamental to NASA’s Mars Exploration Program (MEP) is an ongoing development of an integrated and coordinated set of possible future candidate missions that meet fundamental science and programmatic objectives of NASA and the Mars scientific community. In the current planning horizon of the NASA MEP, a landed mobile surface exploration mission launching in the 2018 Mars launch opportunity exists as a candidate project to meet MEP in situ science and exploration objectives. This paper describes the proposed mission science objectives and the mission implementation concept developed for the 2018 opportunity. As currently envisioned, this mission concept seeks to explore a yet-to-be-selected site with high preservation potential for physical and chemical biosignatures, evaluate paleoenvironmental conditions, characterize the potential for preservation of biosignatures, and access multiple sequences of geological units in a search for evidence of past life and/or prebiotic chemistry at a site on Mars. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2010. en_US
dc.subject 2018 Landed Mission en_US
dc.subject astrobiology en_US
dc.subject Mars Astrobiology Explorer- Cacher (MAX-C) en_US
dc.subject cache en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.title Development of a NASA 2018 Mars Landed Mission Concept en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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