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Title: A conceptual venus rover mission using advanced radioisotope power system
Authors: Evans, Michael
Shirley, James H.
Abelson, Robert Dean
Keywords: Venus
TASHE rover
Issue Date: 12-Feb-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: Space Technology and Applications Internatioanl Forum (STAIF-2006), Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 12-16, 2006.
Abstract: The primary goal of this study is to examine the feasibility of using the novel Advanced RPS-driven Stirling thermoacoustic system to enable extended science operations in the extremely hostile surface environment of Venus. The mission concept entails landing a rover onto the Venus surface, conducting science measurements in different areas on the surface, and returning the science data to Earth. The study focused on developing a rover design to satisfy the science goals with the capability to operate for 60 days. This mission life influences several design parameters, including Earth elevation angle and the maximum communications range to Earth.
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