Crew 127 is the 4th UCLouvain crew to take part in the MDRS project since its beginnings in 2001. Our crew is composed of 6 students, PhD and Master.
The rotation that was assigned to us started in March 2013 and ended in April 2013.
Desensitization of the smell in close space in terms of time Astronauts in mission on Mars will stay in closed area for quite a long time. So, the idea of this project is to study the possible impact of such living conditions on the smell’s ability of the crew members, that is the bluntness of […]
The observations on Mars show landscape structures similar to water flow environments on Earth and the Curiosity rover has recently found rocks characteristic of stream beds. However, the surface of Mars is now completely dry and the landscape and sediments are the last indicators of past water traces. This project is centred on the observation […]
The geology of Mars holds important information on the previous climatic conditions of the planet. The main goal of this project is to analyze the nature of the rocks around the MDRS to determine these conditions and to produce a satisfying model of their formation. As the surface of Mars is now mainly dry, the […]
Mars has a very tiny atmosphere compared to the Earth, so telescopes located on Martian soil would be more efficient because of the absence of atmospheric perturbations. Another big advantage to be on Mars (or equivalently in the desert of Utah) is that there is no luminous pollution, which becomes a chronic problem on Earth. […]
Once mankind will start to explore Mars, they will need to know their position on the planet. Since there will be no GPS at first, they will need to use a different positioning system. We thought of using triangulation to solve this problem. We will use fixed beacons made of Arduino chips with known positions […]