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Technology needs to support future Mars exploration

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dc.contributor.author Nilsen, Erik N.
dc.contributor.author Baker, John
dc.contributor.author Lillard, Randolph P.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-19T21:19:57Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-19T21:19:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-10
dc.identifier.citation AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition, San Diego, California, September 10-12, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-3408
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44298
dc.description.abstract The Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) under the direction of Dr. Orlando Figueroa, was chartered to develop options for a program-level architecture for robotic exploration of Mars consistent with the objective to send humans to Mars in the 2030’s. Scientific pathways were defined for future exploration, and multiple architectural options were developed that meet current science goals and support the future human exploration objectives. Integral to the process was the identification of critical technologies which enable the future scientific and human exploration goals. This paper describes the process for technology capabilities identification and examines the critical capability needs identified in the MPPG process. Several critical enabling technologies that have been identified to support the robotic exploration goals and with potential feedforward application to human exploration goals. Potential roadmaps for the development and validation of these technologies are discussed, including options for subscale technology demonstrations of future human exploration technologies on robotic missions. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) en_US
dc.subject SMD en_US
dc.subject HEOMD en_US
dc.title Technology needs to support future Mars exploration en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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