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Why Not Send Another Mer Pair?
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post Jan 20 2005, 07:28 PM
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I realize MSL has more neat features and will last longer, but the design on MER has been proven to work since Spirit has lasted over a year and Opportunity is close behind. MER is cheaper than MSL because it will use solar power and won't take as much testing since it is using proven technologies. What I'm wondering is why not re-use a design that works?
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post Jan 23 2005, 10:26 PM
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A warning: you guys are jumping to very premature conclusions about what the Committee decided (although you may find what they DID decide a consolation prize). That's all I'm saying for now.
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- pioneer   Why Not Send Another Mer Pair?   Jan 20 2005, 07:28 PM
- - djellison   Because it doesnt have the payload accomodation to...   Jan 20 2005, 09:03 PM
- - centsworth_II   I certainly don't suggest replacing MSL with m...   Jan 21 2005, 12:33 PM
- - djellison   Well - if the question is why not send more MER...   Jan 21 2005, 12:43 PM
- - YesRushGen   I've brought up this suggestion a couple times...   Jan 21 2005, 02:31 PM
- - djellison   Maybe someone will propose a single MER for the ne...   Jan 21 2005, 02:55 PM
- - tedstryk   I think part of the problem is not only instrument...   Jan 21 2005, 03:17 PM
- - djellison   I thikn the altitude at tharsis would preclude a l...   Jan 21 2005, 04:03 PM
- - YesRushGen   Excluding the cost of building the rover, how much...   Jan 21 2005, 07:37 PM
- - tedstryk   Still too expensive. It would be very difficult t...   Jan 21 2005, 08:43 PM
- - djellison   How would such a paradigm shift occur? Currently P...   Jan 21 2005, 08:54 PM
- - lyford   This site has a good explanation of the limits of ...   Jan 22 2005, 01:55 AM
- - BruceMoomaw   Let me assure you that there was a good deal of se...   Jan 22 2005, 02:34 AM
- - lyford   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Jan 21 2005, 06:34 PM)Le...   Jan 22 2005, 04:38 AM
- - YesRushGen   QUOTE (lyford @ Jan 21 2005, 11:38 PM)QUOTE (...   Jan 23 2005, 04:20 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   A warning: you guys are jumping to very premature ...   Jan 23 2005, 10:26 PM
- - djellison   There's lots of options I guess..... One, two...   Jan 23 2005, 11:15 PM
- - YesRushGen   QUOTE (BruceMoomaw @ Jan 23 2005, 05:26 PM)A ...   Jan 23 2005, 11:25 PM
- - BruceMoomaw   Very soon now. I've already finished a 21 1/2...   Jan 24 2005, 01:48 AM


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