Whitepaper #047 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: Mars; primitive bodies
Exploration in Mars orbit has consistently favored the inner moon Phobos over the outer moon Deimos for decades. Yet, Deimos promises to be the more hospitable and productive venue for Mars exploration via low-latency telepresence (LLT). With LLT from Deimos, more can be learned about Mars sooner, at less cost and risk, than with humans on Mars.