This FP7 project is focused on the realization of innovative tools and techniques for the visualization and sharing of Mars data to strength collaborative science data analysis and real-time operations. A specific focus is given to the preparation of the Exomars 2016 and 2018 missions.
Objectives of the proposal are:
The participants to this project are the Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft - und Raumfahrt EV (DLR), the University of Salford (USAL), the Advanced Logistics technology Engineering Center (ALTEC), Thales Alenia Space (TAS-I), the Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS), the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA), the Tohoku University and the Johns Hopkins Unversity (JHUAPL).
Presentations and posters at EPSC
Oct 2015 - BISA scientists involved in the CrossDrive project presented their results at the EPSC conference held in Nantes (France) 27 sept. -2 oct. (2015).
23 January 2014 : The Kick-off meeting of the FP7 Cross-Drive was held at TAS-I (Thales Alenia Space-Italy) in Turin, Italy. We got the opportunity to meet all the partners in this new project and to visit the facilities of TAS-I as well as those of ALTEC, both partners in this new venture. We could see BepiColombo being tested in one of the clean rooms and the Martian terrain where rovers can learn how to drive on the Martian surface. Unfortunately no part of the ExoMars satellite was available for viewing!