MER: Stealing Success from the Jaws of Failure

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Title: MER: Stealing Success from the Jaws of Failure
Author: Manning, Robert M.
Abstract: Describes mission planning and vehicle designs for MER, the Mars Exploration Rovers. The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. The mission was accomplished in three years with most components requiring original design. The robotic explorers performed geologic surveys on the planet Mars.
Description: This conference features the work of authors from: Georgia Tech’s Space Systems Design Lab, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Marshall Space Flight Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center; and other aerospace industry and academic institutions
Type: Presentation
Date: 2005-11-09
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. Space Systems Design Lab
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)
Relation: SSEC05 Session P;Plenary 4
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Mars Exploration Rovers
Mission planning
Robotic exploration
Vehicle design
Mission team diversity
Geologic surveys on the planet Mars

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