Author Topic: NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies  (Read 11353 times)

Offline Blackstar

  • Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 11646
  • Liked: 3205
  • Likes Given: 1
Re: NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
« Reply #40 on: 07/12/2017 08:12 pm »

Mars Exploration.—The Committee remains supportive of NASA’s ongoing Mars missions gathering data about our nearest neighbor which may have once supported microbial life. These missions and the Mars 2020 mission will provide NASA and its partners with valuable data about future landing sites for the Mars 2020 rover and eventually humans. The recommendation includes $646,700,000 for the Mars Exploration program, including $374,300,000 for the Mars 2020 mission that meets scientific objectives from the most recent Planetary Science decadal survey, including the sample return mission, and $62,000,000 to continue research and development of the Mars 2022 Orbiter. Funding for the Mars helicopter technology demonstration is included within the Planetary Technology program described below. NASA shall provide quarterly briefings on all aspects of the Mars program.

Offline zubenelgenubi

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2226
  • Arc to Arcturus, then Spike to Spica
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Liked: 632
  • Likes Given: 2658
Re: NASA Selects Five Mars Orbiter Concept Studies
« Reply #41 on: 03/13/2019 07:15 pm »
Re: The President's FY 2020 budget proposal:
From the budget teleconference:

LOREN GRUSH (The Verge): Hi. Thanks for taking my question again. I'm also curious about—
are there any plans to replace our current infrastructure at Mars in advance of the Mars Sample
Return Mission such as new communication satellites that are aging and orbiter on Mars right
ANDREW HUNTER: Not at this time. Not in this budget.
Support your local planetarium!