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Sun-Synchronous Planetary Exploration

William (Red) L. Whittaker, George A. Kantor, Benjamin Shamah and David Wettergreen
Conference Paper, AIAA Space 2000 Conference an Exposition, September, 2000

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Contemporary planetary missions are characterized by favorable landing sites, communication, and duration. The ambition of planetary exploration is to discover the unknown: to explore regions, not just sites; to analyze, not just observe; and to operate effectively and reliably without excessive communication and ground support. New robotics technologies and mission concepts will revolutionize exploration systems and operations. This paper addresses the key enabling technologies for sun-synchronous planetary exploration: environmental modeling, temporal path planning, scaling, and robot configuration.

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author = {William (Red) L. Whittaker and George A. Kantor and Benjamin Shamah and David Wettergreen},
title = {Sun-Synchronous Planetary Exploration},
booktitle = {AIAA Space 2000 Conference an Exposition},
year = {2000},
month = {September},
keywords = {Sun-Synchrony, solar powerd exploration},