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Exploring mars with solar-powered rovers

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1 Author(s)
Landis, G.A. ; NASA Glenn Res. Center, USA

The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project landed two solar-powered rovers, "Spirit" and "Opportunity", on the surface of Mars in January of 2003. This talk reviews the history of solar-powered missions to Mars and looks at the science mission of the MER rovers, focusing on the solar energy and array performance.

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Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2005. Conference Record of the Thirty-first IEEE

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3-7 Jan. 2005