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Rover exploded
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CHARACTERISTICS 
Total mass: 258 kg
Payload mass: 16,5 kg
PASTEUR Instruments:
MicrOmega, WISDOM, CLUPI, LMC-SMILE, Ma_MISS, Mars-XRD, MIMA, MIMOS II, MOMA, PanCam, Raman-LIBS, Urey

Detail of the components
of the head - Credits ESA

Detail of the components
of the arm - Credits ESA

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THE ROVER
 

The Rover's main characteristics

The whole Rover Module weighs 258 kg (including 16.5 kg instruments)

The Rover Module needs to fit under the descent module hood

The Rover Module will accommodate the 16.5 kg of the Pasteur payload instrument set together with the necessary payload support functions.

The Rover Module design will facilitate the Assembly, Integration and Validation (AIV) and the Assembly, Integration and Tests (AIT) activities.
The Rover Module design will also allow for activities in a sterile environment for Instrument integration.

 
INSTRUMENTS OF THE ROVER
 

Position of the instruments on the rover
Position of the instruments on the rover

The rover payload, PASTEUR, includes the 12 instruments grouped in the following three subsets:

    Panoramic instruments
      PanCam: Panoramic Cameras
      MIMA (Martian Infrared MApper): near infrared Fourier spectrometer for the choice of targets, mineralogical study and atmosphere analysis
      WISDOM (Water Ice and Subsurface Deposit Observation on Mars): UHF Radar for a penetration of 2 to 3 meters
    Contact instruments
      CLUPI (CLose-UP Imager on ExoMars): close-up imaging for geological environment characterisation
      MIMOS II (MIniaturised Mössbauer Spectrometer): spectroscope for the analysis of the iron content in Martian material
      Raman-LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopie): Raman and laser spectroscopy for the study of Martian samples
      Ma_MISS (Mars Multispectral Imager for Subsurface Studies): spectrometer for the analysis of surface and sub-surface Martian material
    Analytical instruments
      MicrOmega: infrared and visible microscope for the study of Martian samples
      LMC-SMILE (Life Marker Chip Specific Molecular Identification of Life Experiment)
      Mars-XRD (X-Ray Diffractometer): analysis of crystal structure by diffraction with X-rays
      MOMA (Mars Organic Molecule Analyser): gas chromatograph to analyse the organic and inorganic material on and below the surface od Mars
      Urey: detection of organic components and oxidation measurement thereof

The French contributions to the PASTEUR payload are particularly important for 6 of the 12 instruments: MicrOmega, WISDOM, CLUPI, MIMOS II; MOMA and Raman-LIBS.


Latest update 18/09/2008

 
INSTRUMENTS

Drill system
 

MOMA
 

PanCam
 

Raman-LIBS