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Title: The Mars Hopper: Long Range Mobile Platform Powered by Martian In-Situ Resources
Primary Author: Steven Howe
Secondary Author(s): Brian Gross, Jeff Katalenich, Robert O’Brien, Logan Sailer
Institution: Idaho National Laboratory
Summary: The CSNR is designing an instrumented platform that can acquire detailed data at hundreds of locations during its 10 year lifetime - a Mars Hopper. By accumulating thermal power from a radioisotope source, the platform will be able to “hop” from one location to the next every 2-3 days with a separa
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos. Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.
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