Browse All : Images from February 1988
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S88-29653 (February 1988)--- The Autonomous Lander element of NASA's Project Pathfinder will provide the technology required to ensure a safe landing at geologically interesting sites, which are often hazardous, for a variety of potential science missions. These technologies will also support autonomous re-supply operations for a Lunar outpost and reduce risks for piloted Lunar and Mars landing operations. The program will focus on the development of terminal descent strategies and trajectory algorithms, as well as on guidance, navigation and control designs, software and sensors.
S88-29650 (February 1988)--- In this artist's concept of a 1984 mission to Mars, a pair of Rovers (Vikings on Wheels) would follow up and extend the 1976 Martian explorations. The Rovers would gather scientific data from several wide-ranging areas and send it to the mother Orbiter for relay to Earth. Two pairs of rovers could traverse up to 5 kilometers (3 miles) daily each and help one another as needed.
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