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Technology development and testing for enhanced Mars Rover Sample Return operations

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4 Author(s)
Volpe, R. ; Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Technol., Pasadena, CA, USA ; Baumgartner, E. ; Scheaker, P. ; Hayati, S.

This paper describes several Jet Propulsion Laboratory research efforts being conducted to support Mars sample return in the coming decade. After describing the 2003/05 mission scenario, we provide an overview of new technologies emerging from three complementary research efforts: Long Range Science Rover, Sample Return Rover, and FIDO Rover. The results show improvements in planning, navigation, estimation, sensing, and operations for small rovers operating in Mars-like environments

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Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2000 IEEE  (Volume:7 )

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