Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration

ExoMars Mars Lander

The first of two missions the lander is expected to arrive at Mars in 2016. Consisting of a Trace Gas Orbiter plus an Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), the main objectives of this mission are to search for evidence of methane and other trace atmospheric gases that could be signatures of active biological or geological processes.

CaSSIS – Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System

CaSSIS is a camera on board the ExoMars 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter that will be able to collect colour stereo images of the surface of Mars at 5- meter/pixel.

CPSX Involvement: Dr. Livio Tornabene (describe role)

ExoMars 2018 Rover – Panoramic Camera (PanCam)

PanCam is a stereo camera on board the ExoMars 2018 rover that will help in revealing the geological characteristics of the Martian environment.

CPSX Involvement: Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski is a co-investigator responsible for (describe role).