Examples of a hydrothermal pipe Of the more than 70 pipes, most were found by walking over the terrain (without a space suit)
Our mission is to find these various types of pipes with a UAV and sample the pipes for useful minerals (all within a space suit, helmet and thick gloves! Then we will further test these with EM geophysics
Remotely controlled Prioria Maveric UAS with GPS, with cameras that can take high resolution color and infrared photos
Nikon CoolPix P6000 with geotagging All sampling will be GPS tagged with Nikon donated cameras
All field data will be collected using a DMC loaned Trimble GeoXM (with training by John Nelson - DMC) A variety of other GPS units will be used for navigation (including loaners from DMC) And all GPS data will be integrated using ARCMAP (from DMC IT, with training by DMC John Nelson)
Traverse of an unmanned rover for a couple of months
The reality of Mars, a +1,000 M hill of sulfate mineralization
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