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Magnetic Mars dust-removal technology

Author
Arias, F.J.; De Las Heras, S.A.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
CEAS Space Journal
Date of publication
2019-06
Volume
11
Number
2
First page
235
Last page
239
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12567-019-0235-y Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/128457 Open in new window
URL
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12567-019-0235-y Open in new window
Abstract
Environmental data recorded by the Mars exploration rovers show that the martian dust is magnetic containing mostly the strong magnetic mineral magnetite ( Fe3O4 ). On the other hand, it is known that dust settling onto the surface of solar arrays can affect the utility on solar power on any Mars mission, and particulary for long-term operation. Dust obscuration of solar arrays can be a special issue for the case of a future 6-month sample fetching rover (SFR) mission, where the current baseline...
Citation
Arias, F.J.; De Las Heras, S.A. Magnetic Mars dust-removal technology. "CEAS Space Journal", 4 Febrer 2019, p. 1-5.
Keywords
Mars dust detection, Mars dust-removal techniques, Sample fetching rover (MSR), Solar array
Group of research
CS2AC-UPC - Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control
SIC - Smart Control Systems