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7 April 2004 Mars Exploration Rover telecommunications subsystem
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Proceedings Volume 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003; (2004)
Event: Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, 2003, Ostrava, Czech Republic
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission is designed to investigate Martian geology, investigate the role of water, and seek information on the climate history of the red planet at two sites. The Telecommunications Subsystem consists of the Radio Frequency Subsystem (RFS) operating at 7.1/8.4GHz (X-band), the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Subsystem operating at 401/437MHz, the RFS and UHF Antenna Subsystem and the Radar Altimeter Subsystem (RAS) operating at 4.3 GHz (C-band). Science data return is enhanced through UHF relay communications with the Mars Odyssey (ODY) orbiter up to 128 kbps. Relay communications will also be demonstrated with the ESA Mars Express orbiter.
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Jeffrey Hilland, Alaudin M. Bhanji, and Polly Estabrook "Mars Exploration Rover telecommunications subsystem", Proc. SPIE 5445, Microwave and Optical Technology 2003, (7 April 2004);

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