To test the reliability of the Perseverance rover's camera and laser, the Thales teams put the components through their paces in extreme conditions.
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Cutting-edge laser technology from Thales on board the new Mars rover is set to help discover whether there was past life on the planet.
After a journey lasting nearly seven months, NASA’s Perseverance rover touched down on Mars yesterday, February 18. It landed in the Jezero Crater, a 45-kilometer (28 mile) hole in the ground about 18 degrees north of the Martian equator. This was a huge success for NAS
Space exploration isn’t simply a sign of humanity’s hubris or a brazen desire to find new places to live and new sources of wealth. If we take the risk of venturing beyond our terrestrial home, it’s also to learn more about ourselves and our planet, improve life on Eart
While the ExoMars* program may seem like science fiction to some of you, it’s about to head for the planet Mars on its second mission. The entire spacecraft, comprising the carrier and descent modules, the landing platform and ESA’s new rover, is scheduled for a 2022 la
While ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is sniffing the Martian atmosphere, the ExoMars 2020 Rover will analyse the deepest-ever subsurface soil samples to find any forms of life on the Red Planet.