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Title: Relay Orbiters for Enhancing and Enabling Mars In Situ Exploration
Primary Author: Charles D., Jr. Edwards
Secondary Author(s): William B. Banerdt, David W. Beaty,
Leslie K. Tamppari, Richard W. Zurek
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date: September 15, 2009
Summary: This white paper describes the role that orbital relay telecommunications have played as an integral part of science investigation of Mars, and the importance and continuing evolution for support to future missions.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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