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Strategic analysis for the MER Cape Verde approach

Show simple item record Gaines, Daniel Belluta, Paolo Herman, Jennifer Hwang, Pauline Mukai, Ryan Porter, Dan Jones, Byron Wood, Eric Grotzinger, John Edgar, Lauren Hayes, Alex Hare, Trent Squyres, Steve 2014-12-17T20:29:59Z 2014-12-17T20:29:59Z 2009-03-07
dc.identifier.citation IEEE 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-4322
dc.description.abstract The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has recently completed a two year campaign studying Victoria Crater. The campaign culminated in a close approach of Cape Verde in order to acquire high resolution imagery of the exposed stratigraphy in the cliff face. The close approach to Cape Verde provided significant challenges for every subsystem of the rover as the rover needed to traverse difficult, uncharacterised terrain and approach a cliff face with the potential of blocking out solar energy and communications with Earth. In this paper we describe the strategic analyses performed by the science and engineering teams so that we could successfully achieve the science objectives while keeping the rover safe. 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, 2009 en_US
dc.subject Mission Operations en_US
dc.subject Mission Planning en_US
dc.subject Mars Exploration en_US
dc.title Strategic analysis for the MER Cape Verde approach en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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