Functional and life tests of the ExoMars Crushing Station at Mars environmental conditions

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Test setup for functional life test of the ExoMars Crushing Station
Test setup for functional life test of the ExoMars Crushing Station

Rock samples for test
Rock samples for test

Test setup for the ExoMars Crushing Station integrated in the thermal vacuum chamber
Test setup for the ExoMars Crushing Station integrated in the thermal vacuum chamber

  • Within the scope of the ExoMars 2020 Mission soil samples are drilled, crushed and analyzed
  • KRP performed life tests at Mars atmosphere (7mbar nitrogen)
  • Various types of drill samples have been crushed at temperatures down to -60°C
  • Cameras have been installed into the thermal-vacuum chamber to monitor the sample handling and crushing process

Project details

Core competencies: Space, Mars
Program: ExoMars
Customers: OHB

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