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Volpe, R. ; Autonomous Syst. Div., Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA, USA

Summary form only given. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Scientific investigation of Mars has been of primary importance, with success of the Phoenix Lander, ongoing operation of the Mars Exploration Rovers, and construction of the 2011 Mars Science Laboratory rover. Additionally, technology development for steep terrain access and sample acquisition with return is also being prepared for the next decade. But Mars is not the only focus of our efforts - prototypes are under development for mobile habitats on the Moon, as well as aerial exploration of Titan and Venus. This talk will provide an overview of the technology development and mission infusion pathways for these challenging scenarios, and provide some recent results from our Mars exploration experience.

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Adaptive Hardware and Systems, 2009. AHS 2009. NASA/ESA Conference on

Date of Conference:

July 29 2009-Aug. 1 2009