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Fraser
2005-Sep-11, 05:20 AM
SUMMARY: Instead of sending single, high-risk spacecraft to explore the solar system, researchers are thinking of ways to send fleets of co-operating spacecraft to get the job done. There are many advantages to this method: decreased risk of losing the whole mission if a spacecraft fails, lowered launch costs, the ability to replace a failed instrument by sending a replacement. Swarms of rovers could crawl the surface of Mars, or explore the oceans of Titan.

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