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Title: Mars Geophysical Network Options
Primary Author: Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: July 1, 2010
Summary: Several trade study sessions were conducted to survey a wide range of mission architectures that could meet, to varying degrees, the National Research Council (NRC) Mars Science Panel''s proposed science objectives of a Mars Geophysical Network (MGN) mission. Nine architectures in total were investigated, five of which were targeted at New Frontiers class missions. Two Discovery class missions and two Missions of Opportunity (MOOs) were also considered.
Panel Selection: Mars
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