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Acronyms

AFL Astrobiology Field Laboratory

ASTEP Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development

ASTID Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets

DSN Deep Space Network

IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility

JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory

MAO Mars Upper Atmosphere Orbiter

MEP Mars Exploration Program

MEPAG Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group

MER Mars Exploration Rover

MIDP Mars Instrument Development Program

ML3N Mars Long-Lived Lander Network

MQF Mars Quarantine Facility

MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

MSL Mars Science Laboratory

MSR Mars Sample Return

MSTO Mars Science and Telecommunications Orbiter

NRC National Research Council

NSF National Science Foundation

PI principal investigator

PIDDP Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program

R&A research and analysis

SSB Space Studies Board

SSE solar system exploration

VSE Vision for Space Exploration



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Assessment of NASA’s Mars Architecture 2007–2016 C Acronyms AFL Astrobiology Field Laboratory ASTEP Astrobiology Science and Technology Instrument Development ASTID Astrobiology Science and Technology for Exploring Planets DSN Deep Space Network IRTF Infrared Telescope Facility JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory MAO Mars Upper Atmosphere Orbiter MEP Mars Exploration Program MEPAG Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group MER Mars Exploration Rover MIDP Mars Instrument Development Program ML3N Mars Long-Lived Lander Network MQF Mars Quarantine Facility MRO Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MSL Mars Science Laboratory MSR Mars Sample Return MSTO Mars Science and Telecommunications Orbiter NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation PI principal investigator PIDDP Planetary Instrument Definition and Development Program R&A research and analysis SSB Space Studies Board SSE solar system exploration VSE Vision for Space Exploration

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