The conference will outline the current options for a Mars Sample Return mission in the next decade. It is a unique opportunity for space agencies and industry to share what has been achieved and what is next on the roadmap to Mars.
A new version of a space exploration roadmap that firmly puts the moon on the path to Mars will be one topic of discussion at a meeting of dozens of space agencies this weekend in Tokyo.
NASA's new planetary protection officer is open to reexamining how the agency deals with both government and commercial missions to Mars and other potentially habitable worlds in the solar system.
With few new missions in development, NASA's Mars Exploration Program is shifting towards operations of ongoing missions as well as technology development to support an eventual sample return effort.
Explore Mars, Inc. invites you to attend a special briefing/panel discussion entitled, Harnessing the Mandate for Mars, that will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in Room 2325 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Members of…
Lockheed Martin released an update to its Mars mission architecture Sept. 29, adding a reusable lander capable of making multiple trips between Mars orbit and the surface.
NASA is studying a “lean” architecture for Mars sample return that could allow the agency to bring back Martian rocks as soon as the end of the 2020s.
The director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said his center is pressing ahead with work on current and proposed missions to Mars and Europa despite ongoing debates on Capitol Hill about funding some of those missions.
With time running out to start work on a 2022 Mars orbiter, a NASA official said July 10 the agency plans to have a “coherent Mars architecture” for future robotic Mars missions ready for presentation an at August committee meeting.
Despite uncertainty about the new administration’s plans for space, NASA and industry officials remained confident the agency remained on track to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.
The Canadian government will develop a radar instrument for NASA’s future Mars orbiter as well as 13 cubesats to be deployed from the International Space Station.
The next wave of missions creates communications challenges for NASA’s Deep Space Network