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Title: Rovers in the U.S. Mars Exploration Program
Authors: Shirley, D.
Issue Date: 29-Jan-1997
Citation: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Abstract: The U.S. Mars Exploration Program comprises at least on Discovery mission (Mars Pathfinder), and Mars Surveyor Program, plus sample return missions and other missions to prepare for possible human expeditions to Mars. The original themes of the Mars Surveyor Program (which are still the official program goals) are to understand Life, Climate and Resources on Mars, with these themes tied together by the common thread of Water. The ability to move about the Martian surface is key to the Mars Exploration Program. This paper addresses the overall Mars Exploration Program strategy, with an emphasis of the role of rovers in the program. Specifically, the need for improvements in rover performance is addressed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/21683
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