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Selection of the Final Four Landing Sites for the Mars Exploration RoversEngineering constraints developed for the Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), their translation into ~185 potential landing sites and their downselection to 6 high priority science sites have been described [1, 2]. These 6 sites (Meridiani-previously referred to as Hematite, Gusev, Isidis, Melas, Eos, and Athabasca) were evaluated in detail as to their science potential and safety, relative to specific engineering constraints, at the 3rd MER Landing Site Workshop held March 26-28, 2002 in Pasadena, CA. This abstract describes: (1) the evaluation of these 6 sites, (2) the removal and reprioritization of sites following this workshop, (3) the identification of a low-wind site in Elysium, (4) the final 4 sites being considered for landing the 2 MER and (5) their evaluation at the 4th MER Landing Site Workshop held January 8-10, 2003 in Pasadena, CA [3].
Document ID
20030111172
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Golombek, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Grant, J. (Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC, United States)
Parker, T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kass, D. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Crisp, J. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Squyres, S. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Carr, M. (Geological Survey Menlo Park, CA, United States)
Adler, M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Zurek, R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Haldermann, A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, 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
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