Satellite grids around other planets

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We send a lot of rovers to Mars, as interesting as the planet could possibly be. But why are we not putting satellite grids around other planets that could transmit superficial probe data at the very least? That along with whatever other prospects satellite grids could possibly bear us. That seems to me like a much more interesting project.
 

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We have sent orbiters to other planets (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn), one dwarf planet(Ceres), and a couple of asteroids.
 
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Lol, so this was a stupid question. Well I guess for reputation's sake, I should say I am not the original owner of this account, which I am not.
 
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Lol, so this was a stupid question. Well I guess for reputation's sake, I should say I am not the original owner of this account, which I am not.
It's not a stupid question -- this isn't something most people would know. And it isn't "grids" per se, it is just orbiters that in addition to their stand-alone science missions are used as relay links for landers.
 

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