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(abstract) Telecommunications for Mars Rovers and Robotic MissionsTelecommunications plays a key role in all rover and robotic missions to Mars both as a conduit for command information to the mission and for scientific data from the mission. Telecommunications to the Earth may be accomplished using direct-to-Earth links via the Deep Space Network (DSN) or by relay links supported by other missions at Mars. This paper reviews current plans for missions to Mars through the 2005 launch opportunity and their capabilities in support of rover and robotic telecommunications.
Document ID
20060036476
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Cesarone, Robert J.
Hastrup, Rolf C.
Horne, William
McOmber, Robert
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 29, 1997
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
robots rovers telecommunications Mars Mars Pathfinder Mars Exploration Program
Mars Global Surveyor MGS Deep Space Network