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The Preparation for and Execution of Engineering Operations for the Mars Curiosity Rover MissionThe Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover mission is the most complex and scientifically packed rover that has ever been operated on the surface of Mars. The preparation leading up to the surface mission involved various tests, contingency planning and integration of plans between various teams and scientists for determining how operation of the spacecraft (s/c) would be facilitated. In addition, a focused set of initial set of health checks needed to be defined and created in order to ensure successful operation of rover subsystems before embarking on a two year science journey. This paper will define the role and responsibilities of the Engineering Operations team, the process involved in preparing the team for rover surface operations, the predefined engineering activities performed during the early portion of the mission, and the evaluation process used for initial and day to day spacecraft operational assessment.
Document ID
20150007146
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Samuels, Jessica A.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 1, 2015
Publication Date
June 2, 2013
Subject Category
Space Transportation And Safety
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Meeting Information
International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE)(Wailea-Makena, HI)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Mars
Rover
engineering activiites
operations
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