Beagle 2
22 Nov 2017



Beagle 2 was an exobiology lander designed to look for signs of life on Mars, as part of the European Space Agency Mars Express mission.


​​​​A simulation of Beagle 2 on Mars

Credit: De Montfort University

RAL Space Involvement ​ 

RAL Space were responsible for the thermal design and testing of the Lander and of the Probe which transported it to Mars. We also built the thermal insulation systems for Beagle 2.

​​Mission Objectives 
To look for isotopic and compositional signs of life on Mars

Launch Date



Open University, Leicester University, EADS Astrium (now Airbus Defence and Space)​

Further Project Information 
Beagle 2

For more information please contact, RAL Space Enquiries​​