facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Austria to conduct simulated Mars mission

Dec. 13, 2012 at 9:39 PM   |   Comments

INNSBRUCK, Austria, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Austrian scientists have announced a one-month Mars mission simulation to be conducted in the Moroccan desert in February 2013.

The mission, involving the testing of two space suit designs and found Mars rovers, will be the largest Mars simulation of the year, the Austrian Space Forum said in Innsbruck.

The simulation dubbed "MARS 2013" would be controlled from Innsbruck, forum chief executive officer Gernot Groemer said.

In order to make the rehearsal as realistic as possible, strict separation will be maintained throughout the simulation between the field crew "on Mars" and the crew in the Mission Control Center "on Earth," a release by the Austrian forum said.

In addition, all communication between the field crew and the control center crew will be on a 10-minute time delay to simulate real-world communications between the Earth and Mars.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police
2
Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV
3
Major palm oil companies to halt deforestation Major palm oil companies to halt deforestation
4
Dogs are the favorite food of leopards in rural India Dogs are the favorite food of leopards in rural India
5
Only 5 billion years until Andromeda Galaxy eats Milky Way Only 5 billion years until Andromeda Galaxy eats Milky Way
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback