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Rover EXOMARS
ExoMars - Credits ESA
CHARACTERISTICS 
HUMBOLDT Instruments:
SEIS, EISS, AEP, ARES, HP³, IRAS, LaRa, MEDUSA, MiniHUM, MSMO, UVIS

SEIS, Credits IPGP

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LANDER
 

The lander features the vented airbags (airbags which prevent bouncing) and the required support and egress system in order to allow the egress of the Rover and the deployment of the Humboldt payload instruments.



 

 
INSTRUMENTS OF THE LANDER
 

Position of the instruments in the lander
Position of the instruments on the lander

The lander payload, HUMBOLDT, includes the 11 instruments grouped into the following two subsets:

    The environment instruments
      MiniHUM (Miniature HUMidity and frost point sensor): to measure humidity traces on Mars
      MEDUSA: to measure the dust and water vapour for the ExoMarss mission
      UVIS (Ultraviolet and VIsible Spectrometer for ExoMars): UV and visible spectrometer

      IRAS (Ionizing RAdiation Sensor): to measure ionising radiations
      AEP (Advanced Environmental Package): To study meteorological and atmosphere conditions. Includes ODS instrument (Optical Depth Sensor) developed by France
      ARES (Atmospheric Relaxation and Electric field Sensor): to measure the electric field in the Martian atmosphere, around the landing site
    The geophysical instruments
      MSMO (Mars Surface Magnetic Observatory): to measure the magnetic field around the landing site
      SEIS (SEISmometer package): Martian seismology
      HP³ (Heat flow and Physical Properties Package integrated into a mole system)
      EISS (Electromagnetic Investigation of the Sub Surface): low frequency radar for a kilometric penetration
      LaRa (X-band transponder for a Lander Radioscience experiment)

The French contributions to the HUMBOLDT payload are particularly important for 6 of the 11 instruments: SEIS, EISS, AEP, ARES, HP³ and MSMO.


Latest update 18/09/2008

 

Landing sequence
Credits Thalès Alenia space
 
INSTRUMENTS

UVIS, Credits Open University
 

AEP, Credits Open University