Crew 153 is the 6th 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 2015 and ended in April 2015.
We know for sure that Mars had a magnetic field: satellites have detected a residual field induced by the rocks of its crust. Therefore we wish to carry out an experiment about the magnetic properties of rocks in the Utah desert. The goal would be to determine as much as possible about the magnetic field […]
The goal of the project is to calculate the redshift by observing objects outside our galaxy. To be able to do this, we will connect a spectroscope CDD to the MDRS telescope. First, we will be able to the determine if the objects we observe are going further away from us or coming closer. Then […]
The previous crews from UCL (crew 127 and 136) 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. Encouraging results have been found last year and a publication […]
Our project is to design an experiment to find out any bacterial life in rocks from the Utah desert, to grow it in culture, and to characterize it by a range of phenotypic and biochemical tests applicable in Martian conditions. We should be able to run these tests with very few equipment. Given that a […]