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Characterization of Martian Rock Shape for MER Airbag Drop TestsUsing the Viking and Mars Pathfinder landing sites as a guide, this study assessed rock shapes, sizes and burial so they could be compared with rocks on the test platforms. This work allowed comparison of the severity of the rock distributions on the test platforms with the 3 landing sites and helped guide the rocks used on the test platforms during the final airbag qualification tests.
Document ID
20030110711
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
DiMaggio, E. N. (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, MI, United States)
Schroeder, R. D. (California State Univ. Bakersfield, CA, United States)
Golombek, M. P. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Haldemann, A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Castle, N. (Lehigh Univ. Bethlehem, PA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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