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Title: A Survey of the Technologies Necessary for the Next Decade of Small Body and Planetary Exploration
Primary Author: J. Edmund Riedel
Secondary Author(s): MiMi Aung, Paul G. Backes, David S. Bayard, David S. Berry, John R. Brophy, L. Alberto Cangahuala, Steve A. Chien, Christopher A. Grasso, Jeffery W. Levison, Tomas Martin-Mur, William M. Owen, Jr., Stephen P. Synnott
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date: September 11, 2009
Summary: Deep space reconnaissance and sample return missions will require a range of technology developments for maximum science return. These technologies include propulsion; telecommunication; remote sensing; guidance, navigation and control; sampling; onboard processors; and autonomy.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Giant Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and exoplanets, including rings and magnetic fields, but not their satellites.
Satellites: Galilean satellites, Titan, and the other satellites of the giant planets.
Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
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