Comparison of Deimos and Phobos as Destinations for Human Exploration and Identification of Preferred Landing Sites

@inproceedings{Hopkins2011ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of Deimos and Phobos as Destinations for Human Exploration and Identification of Preferred Landing Sites},
  author={Joshua B. Hopkins and William D. Pratt and Lockheed Martin},
  year={2011}
}
A human mission to one of the two moons of Mars has been suggested as an easier precursor before a mission to land on Mars itself. Astronauts would explore the moon in person and teleoperate rovers on the surface of Mars with minimal lag time, returning samples to Earth. Lockheed Martin evaluated such a mission as part of its Stepping Stones sequence of missions in the spirit of the “Flexible Path” approach advocated by the Augustine Committee. In this paper, we compare Deimos and Phobos as… Expand
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