The 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter mission

  title={The 2009 Mars Telecom Orbiter mission},
  author={Steve Franklin and J. P. Slonski and Stuart J. Kerridge and G. Noreena and Stephen A. Townes and Eric Schwartzbaum and Stephen P. Synnott and M. J. Deutsch and Charles D. Edwards and Ann S. Devereaux and Richard S. Austin and Bernard L. Edwards and J.J. Scozzafav and Don M. Boroson and William T. Roberts and Abi Biswas and Allen D. Pillsbury and Farzana I. Khatri and Jayanti J. Sharma and Thomas Komarek},
  journal={2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720)},
  pages={-456 Vol.1}
This work provides a comprehensive overview of the proposed Mars Telecom Orbiter (MTO) mission. Launched in 2009, MTO would provide Mars-to-Earth relay services for NASA missions arriving at Mars between 2010 and 2020, enabling far higher science data return and lowering the cost for these missions. MTO also carries an optical communications payload, which demonstrates downlink bit rates from 1 Mbps up to and possible exceeding 30 Mbps. MTO also searches for the potential Mars Sample Return… 

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