ExoMars is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission to investigate the environment and atmosphere on Mars in search of signs of past life. In 2016, as part of this mission, a communication antenna that MDA built for a Mars orbiting satellite arrived at the Red Planet. The ExoMars Orbiter satellite measures trace gases in the Mars atmosphere and will act as a relay for the rover’s Earth communications.
- 1 m x 1.5 m – The dimensions of the ExoMars rover
- 1−2 – Opportunities for communication with the rover each Martian day
- 100 m – Approximate daily distance the rover will travel
- 2 m – The rover’s maximum drill-down depth