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Mars exploration 2019 - From Space With Love
                  

Category: Mars exploration

ExoMars

ExoMars : tests of the parachutes are still not OK

– News of November 5, 2019 – The ExoMars program rover, Rosalind Franklin, will take off in 2020 on the same launch window as the Chinese mission Chang’e 5. A year before departure, the mission led by ESA and Roscosmos still faces problems with parachutes. Two tests conducted in May and August 2019 showed that…
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NASA InSight

InSight : the drilling of Mars finally resumes !

– News of October 22, 2019 – InSight’s drill rig has been stuck for 8 months The HP3 drill rig installed on the InSight lander has been designed to dig to a depth of 5 meters, unwinding thermal sensors. This should make it possible to study how the heat propagates in the Martian crust. But…
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curiosity rover mars

Curiosity rover : searching for traces of water

– News of October 15, 2019 – We are now sure that there has been liquid water on the surface of the planet Mars in a very distant past. However, we don’t know how long this liquid water has lasted and in what form. The Curiosity rover is in the right place to try to…
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mars 2020

NASA’s Mars 2020 mission : all you need to know and news

The drone has been integrated into the Mars 2020 mission rover – News of September 29, 2019 – With less than a year to go until the next launch window towards the planet Mars, the preparation for the March 2020 mission is progressing fast. As a reminder, this is a rover that largely incorporates the…
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martian base home

Martian base, Martian home : all you need to know and news

AI SpaceFactory wins $500,000 thanks to its 3D printed martian home – News of September 1, 2019 – The works of AI SpaceFactory are very interesting concerning the 3D printing of buildings on the Martian surface. They were awarded a US $500,000 prize by the US Space Agency after creating a one-third scale Martian base…
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planet mars

Planet Mars : all you need to know and news

The Curiosity rover detects a powerful methane peak on the planet Mars – News of June 25, 2019 – We often talk about methane detection on the planet Mars. On Earth, methane is a gas associated with life. In the atmosphere of the planet Mars, it is easily broken by the ultraviolet radiation of the…
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opportunity rover

All about the Opportunity rover on Mars and news

Goodbye Opportunity ! – News of February 17, 2019 – After 15 years on the planet Mars, the rover Opportunity was finally declared dead on February 13, 2019. In fact, the rover no longer sent any sign of life to NASA since many months. But NASA wanted to give it a chance to resume communications.…
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mars simulation

Participate in a Mars simulation AMADEE

Aline Decadi, member of the Board of Directors of the Association Planète Mars (France), tells about her participation in the martian simulation AMADEE-18 What is a Mars simulation ? A Martian simulation consists of bringing together experts for a few days or weeks in terrestrial locations very similar to Mars, to perform one or more…
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Mars Express

All about Mars Express and news

The Mars Express mission benefits from the Mars 96 probe experience – News of October 28, 2018 – The Mars 96 mission was an extremely ambitious and exciting mission. The mission consists of over forty experiments, half a ton of scientific payloads, an orbiter, two landers and two penetrators. This would get huge amounts of…
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mars colonization

All about Mars colonization and news

Mars colonization projects have been imagined since a long time Early in the history of spaceflight, Mars was the center of attention. As early as 1948 Wernher von Braun, one of the pioneers of modern astronautics, is thinking about a program of missions to the Red Planet. Even before the first space flight, his book…
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mars base camp

All about the space station Mars Base Camp and news

Lockheed Martin and NASA reveal the Mars Base Camp concept, a martian space station – News of October 10, 2017 – Lockheed Martin introduced at the end of last month an orbital base concept for Mars, called Mars Base Camp. The concept of assembling a base in orbit as a starting point for ground expeditions…
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