Last quote by Andrew Coates
This, combined with the solar and galactic particle radiation environment at the Martian surface, makes it all the more important to sample underneath the surface in the search for biomarkers. With the ExoMars rover, we will drill to retrieve and analyse samples from up to 2m under the surface. This is important as a millimetre or two will get us below the harmful ultraviolet, one metre will get us below the oxidants such as perchlorates, and 1.5m gets us below the ionising radiation from the sun and galaxy.feedback
Jul 06 2017
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Quotes by Andrew Coates
Jun 16 2017
There's a moral imperative to keep Mars as it is for the moment. Until we've conclusively answered that question we should keep our feet on the ground ... going there would be cosmic vandalism.feedback
Dec 08 2016
Drilling is the key new thing which we're going to be able to do with this rover compared to any other. The drill will be getting a sample, bringing it back into the rover and analysing it on board and sending the information back to Earth. And so what we're looking for are things like carbonates, sugars, amino acids, things like that, which could potentially be underneath the surface of Mars, in this relatively protected environment, left over from probably life there 3.8 billion years ago.feedback
Dec 08 2016
All in all, it's probably the most powerful camera system ever to be sent to Mars, and will be able to give us really good context for the ExoMars rover mission.feedback
Dec 08 2016
Our camera is going to be at the top of the mast of the rover. It's actually a little bit wider than this one, we have a 50 centimetre width between the two eyes of the wide angle cameras. So with those two we're going to be able to get stereo images of the terrain near the rover, and look where to drill basically.feedback
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