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The MMX Phobos Rover: Scientific Payload Integrated and getting ready for Launch

Ulamec, Stephan and Michel, P. and Grott, Matthias and Böttger, Ute and Schröder, Susanne and Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm and Cho, Y. and Rull, F. and Prieto-Ballesteros, O. and Murdoch, N. and Vernazza, Pierre and Biele, Jens and Tardivel, Simon and Miyamoto, Hirdy (2023) The MMX Phobos Rover: Scientific Payload Integrated and getting ready for Launch. In: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC. 74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), 2023-10-02 - 2023-10-06, Baku, Aserbaidschan. ISSN 0074-1795.

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The Martian Moon eXploration (MMX) mission by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, is going to explore the Martian Moons Phobos and Deimos. Both moons will be investigated remotely samples are going to be collected from the surface of Phobos, and a small rover will be delivered to Phobos surface. The Rover carries a scientific payload of four instruments: RAX, a Raman spectrometer to measure the mineralogical composition of the surface material, NavCam, a stereo pair of cameras looking ahead to image the terrain and also support navigation, miniRAD a radiometer measuring the surface brightness temperature of both regolith and rocks, and two WheelCams looking at the wheel-surface interface, 1 Paper ID: 77295 oral and thus investigating the properties and dynamics of the regolith. The cameras, will serve for both, technological and scientific needs. It is foreseen to deliver the rover early 2027, during the rehearsal of the first landing operations of the main spacecraft. It will be released from an altitude of about 40 m, fall to the surface, upright itself and drive and carry out scientific investigations for about 100 days. The measurements performed with the rover instruments will complement the remote observations from the main spacecraft, as well as the analyses of the returned samples. The four instruments are integrated into the MMX rover flight model and currently going through qualification and functional tests. Launch of the MMX mission is planned for September 2024. The Rover is a contribution by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with additional contributions from INTA and Univ.Valladolid (Spain) and Univ. Tokyo and JAXA.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/199043/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The MMX Phobos Rover: Scientific Payload Integrated and getting ready for Launch
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ulamec, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8856-4622UNSPECIFIED
Michel, P.Observatoirde de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grott, MatthiasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8613-7096UNSPECIFIED
Schröder, SusanneUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1870-3663UNSPECIFIED
Cho, Y.University of Tokyo, JapanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rull, F.Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), Ctra. de Ajalvir km. 4, 28850-Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Prieto-Ballesteros, O.Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Murdoch, N.Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE ‐ SUPAERO), Université de Toulouse, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vernazza, PierreLaboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, 38 rue Frédéric Joliot-Curie, 13388 Marseille, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7414-829XUNSPECIFIED
Miyamoto, HirdyUniversity of TokyoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 October 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:MMX, Phobos Rover
Event Title:74th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
Event Location:Baku, Aserbaidschan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 October 2023
Event End Date:6 October 2023
Organizer:International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project MMX - SystEng, Ops + Science
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
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:13 Nov 2023 08:35
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:59

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