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The human exploration of the Martian poles part 1 - From early expeditions to a permanent station

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalJbis-Journal of the british interplanetary society
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


The establishment of a permanent human scientific presence at the Martian poles requires the identification of a strategy for growth, from localized field parties to a permanent polar infrastructure. Using terrestrial polar stations as a template and experiences from the terrestrial High Arctic, four phases of Martian polar exploration are suggested. The first phase provides for six people to operate at the edge of the north polar cap for a Martian summer period (similar to350 sol), with excursions limited to the immediate area

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  • polar, expedition, humans, Mars, exploration, polar stations, THERMAL MAPPER OBSERVATIONS, NORTH POLAR-REGION, DUST STORMS, MARS, DEPOSITS, ORIGIN

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