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The Aerial Regional-Scale Environmental Surveyor (ARES): New Mars Science to Reduce Human Risk and Prepare for the Human ExplorationObtaining critical measurements for eventual human Mars missions while expanding upon recent Mars scientific discoveries and deriving new scientific knowledge from a unique near surface vantage point is the focus of the Aerial Regional-scale Environmental Surveyor (ARES) exploration mission. The key element of ARES is an instrumented,rocket-powered, well-tested robotic airplane platform, that will fly between one to two kilometers above the surface while traversing hundreds of kilometers to collect and transmit previously unobtainable high spatial measurements relevant to the NASA Mars Exploration Program and the exploration of Mars by humans.
Document ID
20120012559
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Levine, Joel S.
(College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA, United States)
Croom, Mark A.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Wright, Henry S.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Killough, B. D.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Edwards, W. C.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 26, 2013
Publication Date
June 12, 2012
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-14788
Paper No. 4086
Meeting Information
Workshop on Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration(Houston, TX)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
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