A new step from MEDA to Mars
04-11-2016

Today concludes the scientific meeting of MEDA - Mars Environmental Dynamics Analyzer-, the Spanish instrument that will be shipped within the scientific team of the mission Mars 2020 from NASA, with which he will continue to explore, characterize and evaluate the Martian environment.

The instrument, led by the < b> Center for Astrobiology (CSIC-INTA) , is under development and will involve a significant improvement of the two previous stations: REMS and TWINS . Therefore, the CAB has led the Martian meteorological instruments in the last decade, as pointed out by the MEDA Principal Investigator , José Antonio Rodríguez-Manfredi (CAB). < / p>

The calibration of the Spanish instrumentation is the leitmotiv of the meeting of this semester, which is being held in the University of Alcalá (UAH) . The work teams that are developing the various sensors that make up MEDA present to the rest of the team of the mission the progress made to date. In this way, issues affecting the instrument are debated and new aspects are proposed to be taken into account in the correct development of the instrument and of the mission as a whole.

In addition to the Center for Astrobiology, NASA - JPL , Crisa (Airbus DS) and other Universities and American institutions collaborate on the project.


Image credit: NASA / JPL -Caltech

 

Fuente: UCC-CAB

 

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