RAL Space Involvement
Part of the UK team developing the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structures - Short Period Sensors (SEIS-SP) instrument which will measure Mars’s seismic activity. RAL Space provided electronics support, product assurance including planetary protection, instrument science/requirements, participates in the international science team, and will take part in the operations and data processing of the nominal mission following a successful launch.
To study the crust, mantle and core of Mars to answer questions about the formation and evolution of rocky planets. The mission will also study the rate of Martian tectonic activity and meteorite impacts.
5th May 2018
UK Lead Organisations: Imperial College London, University of Oxford; all funding provided by UKSA
International Partners: NASA/JPL, ESA, CNES, ETH, IPGP, ISAE, MPS
UK Science Team Collaborators: University of Birkbeck, University of Bristol