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Terrestrial field demonstrations. What terrestrial field demonstrations are required prior to spaceflight missions? ACHIEVING MOBILITY Several distinctly different approaches to mobility will be needed to accomplish the science goals outlined in COMPLEX’s Integrated Strategy1 and NASA’s solar system exploration roadmap,2 as illustrated through examples described in the previous chapter of this report. Although the need for a variety of devices is dictated somewhat by differences in the mobility requirements among scientific disciplines, the mobility requirements among disciplines overlap more than they differ.
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However, even though Pathfinder was a highly successful mission, the speed and range of Sojourner were limited by the long two-way communication time and by its limited autonomy. Future rovers designed to conduct long traverses (tens to hundreds of kilometers or more) or to operate on more distant bodies face a significant operational challenge. Such missions will require significant local autonomy, including the ability to perform local navigation, identify or sample sites of potential scientific interest, regulate on-board resources, and schedule activities.
A Scientific Rationale for Mobility in Planetary Environments (Compass Series) by National Research Council Staff