Planetary exploration will be increasingly carried on by means of formations/fleets of probes, all of them having onboard navigation and communication systems. It is possible to keep these subsystems at a very simple, level onboard of the probes, and to use some common external infrastructure to help them in exploiting these tasks. The common infkastructure could be represented by a network of satellites orbiting round the planet and providing a data relay to the Earth and a set of sources for a radionavigation system.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 3rd International NAISO Congress on Information Service Innovations (ISI'2001)|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- space travel
- propulsion systems