ExoMars Dosing Station prototype
The ExoMars dosing station, a part of the Sample Preparation and Distribution System (SPDS) which is designed to transport Martian soil samples collected by the drill to the instruments inside the ExoMars rover, was tested in conditions simulating Martian gravity during a parabolic flight campaign that ran from 7 to 9 June 2011.
This photo shows the prototype ExoMars dosing station prototype in the vacuum chamber. Also visible is the bottom carousel used to hold the tubes that collect samples during the experimental runs.
Last Update: 09 Dec 2011