Category: Mars exploration

NASA InSight

NASA InSight lander on Mars : all you need to know and news

The drilling of the planet Mars by InSight still has not resumed, the DLR and NASA imagine a new solution – News of September 15, 2019 – It has now been more than nine months since InSight landed on the planet Mars and the drill of its HP3 instrument is still stuck about fifteen centimeters…
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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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curiosity rover mars

All about the Curiosity rover on Mars and news

The Curiosity rover will soon climb the mountain in the center of the crater Gale – News of June 4, 2019 – The Curiosity rover continues to reveal the secrets of the Aeolis Mons region. It is a mountain 5.5 kilometers high, nestled in the center of the crater Gale. This area is very interesting…
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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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ExoMars

All about the ExoMars mission and news

ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will guide the ExoMars rover – News of May 22, 2018 – ESA’s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter satellite arrived in orbit of the planet Mars at the end of 2016. However, the satellite reached its final orbit only a few weeks ago. This is due to a long phase of…
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mars 2020

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

Mars Helicopter Scout, the helicopter that will accompany the Mars 2020 rover, continues martian simulation tests – News of June 11, 2019 – 2020 will be an important year for Martian exploration. Three missions will be launched to the planet Mars this year, including the Mars 2020 mission, an American rover built on the same…
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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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