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Title: Venus Mobile Explorer
Primary Author: Lori Glaze
Institution: Goddard Space Flight Center
Date: December 18, 2009
Summary: NASA Headquarters commissioned the Goddard Space Flight Center''s (GSFC) Architecture Design Lab with a rapid mission architecture study to support the National Research Council''s 2010 Planetary Decadal Survey Inner Planets Panel. The purpose of the study was to determine whether a Venus mission with surface, or near surface, mobility and realistic operational lifetime could achieve meaningful surface science at two or more independent locations separated by several kilometers on a budget comparable to a New Frontiers cost envelope.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets
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