Crew 136 is the 5th 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 2014 and ended in April 2014.
The location of Mars and the fact that it does not have magnetic fields or atmosphere make it the perfect spot to observe our solar system. We will thus make use of the Musk Observatory and optic spectrometers to proceed to measurements of the spectrum emitted by planets from our solar system. Once the spectrum […]
The purpose of the project is to find the presence of ancient water channels in desert. The methodology consists in finding a place that we assume to be a dry channel. The evaporite minerals (halite, gypsum, etc.) have the capacity to fluoresce when they are lighted by ultraviolet waves (long and short). The procedure will […]
The project aims to retrieve meteorological data via a helium balloon. Our sensors will record the temperature, the humidity, the wind velocity, the pressure and the QNH or even the dew point. Those data will be extrapolated to draw a model with respect to the altitude, to process a weather forecast. The protocol will be […]
The previous crew from UCL (crew 127) began a project with the objective of establishing a model of the past flow for a dry streambed as the conditions would be really close to the ones encountered on Mars and could provide interesting observations. We plan to continue and develop this project. The project ended with […]