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FIDO Field Trials in Preparation for Mars Rover Exploration and Discovery and Sample Return MissionsThe Mars 2003 Mission may include a rover to acquire remote sensing and in-situ measurements of surface materials, including rock surfaces that have been cleared of dust and coatings by use of an abrasion tool. Mars Sample Return Missions for 2005 and beyond may include rovers with remote sensing and in-situ measurement capabilities. Further, these mobility platforms may have systems to drill into rocks and collect cores, acquire soil samples, and place the rock and soil samples in ascent vehicles. The point of this abstract is to document that these operations have already been shown to be tractable based on continuing field trials of the FIDO Mars prototype rover.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Document Type
Conference Paper
Arvidson, R. E.
(Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO United States)
Baumgartner, E. T.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Schenker, P.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA United States)
Squyres, S. W.
(Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration
Issue: Part 1
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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