Show simple item record Carlo en_US Lutz en_US Richard en_US Chris en_US Chris en_US Eduardo en_US Pierre en_US Roger en_US Gregoire en_US Mark en_US Rolando en_US Reinhold en_US Alessandro en_US Raja en_US Piergiovanni en_US Roland en_US Ronan en_US Charles en_US Francesco en_US Mark en_US Felix en_US David Preston en_US Enrico en_US Simon en_US Mark F. en_US Lester en_US Nildeep en_US Alex en_US 2008-12-17T08:04:18Z 2008-12-17T08:04:18Z 2006-07 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Pompei , C , Richter , L , Slade , R , Draper , C , Lee , C , Re , E , Lamon , P , Ward , R , Terrien , G , Rowe , M , Gelmi , R , Bertrand , R , Del Biancio , A , Chatila , R , Magnani , P , Siegwart , R , Wall , R , Koeck , C , Butera , F , Woods , M , Ingrand , F , Barnes , D P , Battistelli , E , Lacroix , S , Smith , M F , Waugh , L , Patel , N & Ellery , A 2006 , ' The ExoMars rover and Pasteur payload Phase A study: an approach to experimental astrobiology ' International Journal of Astrobiology , vol 5 , no. 3 , pp. 221-241 . , 10.1017/S1473550406003090 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 97014 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1736 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Aurora programme is the European Space Agency programme of planetary exploration focused primarily on Mars. Although the long-term goals of Aurora are uncertain, the early phases of the Aurora programme are based on a number of robotic explorer missions – the first of these is the ExoMars rover mission currently scheduled for launch in 2013 (originally 2011). The ExoMars rover – developed during a Phase A study – is a 240 kg Mars rover supporting a 40 kg payload (called Pasteur) of scientific instruments specifically designed for astrobiological prospecting to search for evidence of extant or extinct life. In other words, ExoMars represents a new approach to experimental astrobiology in which scientific instruments are robotically deployed at extraterrestrial environments of astrobiological interest. Presented is an outline of the design of the rover, its robotic technology, its instrument complement and aspects of the design decisions made. ExoMars represents a highly challenging mission, both programmatically and technologically. Some comparisons are made with the highly successful Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. en_US
dc.format.extent 21 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Astrobiology en_US
dc.title The ExoMars rover and Pasteur payload Phase A study: an approach to experimental astrobiology en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Department of Computer Science en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Intelligent Robotics Group en_US

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