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The Mars exploration rover mission has conducted continuous Mars surface operations for over 24 months to date. The operations processes and tools put in place before landing have continued to develop throughout the surface mission, evolving from a capability intended to operate for less than four months to one capable of continuing indefinitely. The MER(More)
Over the past five years on Mars, the Mars Exploration Rovers have traveled over 20 kilometers to climb tall hills and descend into craters. Over that period the operations process has continued to evolve as deep introspection by the MER uplink team suggests streamlining improvements and lessons learned adds complexity to handle new problems. As such, the(More)
  • Core Team, J R B Bickler, +49 authors J Crisp
  • 1997
, An exciting scientific component of the Pathfinder mission is the rover, which will act as a mini-field geologist by providing us with access to samples for chemical analyses and close-up images of the Martian surface, performing act ivc experiments to modify the the surface and study the results, and exploring the landing site area. Structures, textures(More)
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