Professor Dr. Roger Förstner (Space Technology) and Dr. Tom Andert have acquired funding from the German Space Program – Space Science for the project “Radio Sounding with Mars Express During the 7th Mission Extension and Preparation for Bistatic Radar Measurements with JUICE 3GM.”

 

Project period: June 1, 2019 – December 31, 2020
Funding by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy – German Space Program – Space Science


This project comprises the extended planning and simulation of measurements performed by the MaRS Radio Science Experiment aboard Mars Express during the 7th extension of its mission. It is focused, among other things, on measuring the gravitational field of Phobos (one of the moons of Mars) and conducting bistatic radar measurements on Mars. Some small-scale preparatory work for bistatic radar measurements with the 3GM Radio Science Experiment aboard JUICE will also be completed. The Institute of Space Technology participates in both Radio Science Experiments, where it is represented by Dr. Tom Andert.