10 March 2016 - NOMAD EPOFrom beginning of March till end of August, a Mars Expo is organized in the Euro Space Center by the Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy.

The ExoMars 2016 mission, a joint endeavor between ESA and Roscosmos, will depart on March 14th 2016 to the Red Planet, carrying Belgian technology to perform pioneering science: the NOMAD spectrometer. NOMAD is a 3-channel spectrometer suite to conduct a spectroscopic survey of Mars' atmosphere in the UV, visible and IR spectral ranges, in search for traces of life. The exhibition was officially opened on March 10th.

To celebrate the successful launch of ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, a public presentation was held during the opening day of the exhibition. The full IASB-BIRA NOAD team was present, and answered the questions of the journalists.



Public presentation: La Belgique en route vers MARS - Belgiƫ op weg naar Mars (slides in .pdf)


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