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Phobos Surface Science with the MMX Rover

Ulamec, Stephan and Michel, Patrick and Grott, Matthias and Böttger, Ute and Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm and Cho, Yuichiro and Rull, Fernando and Murdoch, Naomi and Vernazza, Pierre and Biele, Jens and Tardivel, Simon and Miyamoto, Hirdy (2022) Phobos Surface Science with the MMX Rover. EGU General Assembly 2022, 2022-05-23 - 2022-05-27, Wien, Österreich. doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu22-4033.

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The Mars Moon eXploration (MMX) mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, which is going to explore the Martian Moons Phobos and Deimos and also return samples from Phobos back to Earth will also deliver a small (about 25 kg) Rover to the surface of Phobos. The payload of this rover consists of a Raman spectrometer (RAX) to measure the mineralogical composition of the surface material, a stereo pair of cameras looking affront (NavCam, also used for navigation) to provide the properties of the investigated area, a radiometer (miniRAD) to measure the surface brightness temperature and determine thermal properties of both regolith and rocks, and two cameras looking at the wheel-surface interface (WheelCam) to investigate the properties and dynamics of the regolith. The cameras will, thus, serve for both, technological and scientific needs. After the Rover has been delivered by the main spacecraft, it shall upright itself and operate for about 100 days on the surface of Phobos to investigate terrain and mineralogy along its path. The measurements are going to provide ground truth by studying in-situ properties such as the physical properties and heterogeneity of the surface material. MMX is planned to be launched in September 2024, the Rover delivery is currently planned for 2027. The Rover is a contribution by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with additional contributions from INTA (Spain) and JAXA.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/191640/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Phobos Surface Science with the MMX Rover
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ulamec, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8856-4622UNSPECIFIED
Michel, PatrickUniversité Côte d’Azur, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grott, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-7096UNSPECIFIED
Cho, YuichiroThe University of Tokyo, Department of Earth and Planetary ScienceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rull, FernandoDepartment of Condensed Matter Physics, Crystallography and Mineralogy, Valladolid University, Valladolid, Spain.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vernazza, PierreLAM, Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7414-829XUNSPECIFIED
Miyamoto, HirdyDept. Systems Innovation, University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8656, JapanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 May 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Phobos Surface, MMX Rover
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2022
Event Location:Wien, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:23 May 2022
Event End Date:27 May 2022
Organizer:European Geosciences Union (EGU)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Robotics
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RO - Robotics
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project MMX [RO]
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Sensor Systems
Institute of Optical Sensor Systems > Space Instruments
Institute of Optical Sensor Systems
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:05 Dec 2022 10:07
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:52

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