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Testing technologies and strategies for exploration in Australian Mars analogues: A review

West, Michael; Clarke, Jonathan D.A.; Laing, Jennifer H.; Willson, David; Waldie, James M.A.; Murphy, Guy M.; Thomas, Matilda; Mann, Graham A.


Australia is an ideal testing ground in preparation for the robotic and human exploration of Mars. Numerous sites with landforms or processes analogous to those on Mars are present and the deserts of central Australia provide a range of locations for free-ranging Mars analogue mission simulations. The latest developments in testing technologies and strategies for exploration in Australian Mars analogues are reviewed. These include trials of analogue space suits based on mechanical counter...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Planetary and Space Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2009.09.022


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