The 2018 mission of the ExoMars programme will deliver a European rover and a Russian surface platform to the surface of Mars.
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A Proton rocket will be used to launch the mission, which will arrive to Mars after a nine-month journey.
The ExoMars rover will travel across the Martian surface to search for signs of life. It will collect samples with a drill and analyse them with next-generation instruments.
ExoMars will be the first mission to combine the capability to move across the surface and to study Mars at depth.
ExoMars 2018, will have an 1800 kg landing system derived from the 2016 Schiaparelli EDM lander, to place the ExoMars rover on the surface of Mars. This lander module will be built 80% by NPO Lavochkin, and 20% by ESA. NPO Lavochkin will produce most of the landing system's hardware, while ESA will handle elements such as the guidance, radar and navigation systems.
Avant-Space Radio system UHF-band is included in the beginning of passive flight landing module for 29 minutes before the expected landing time. The height above the surface of Mars should be ~ 50,000 km. At the station entrance - descent on an antenna made in Russia. On the site of landing on an antenna Euro- pean production.
Antenna switching is performed for 37 seconds before landing. UHF-radio system operates within a range of all input-portion of the descent and landing, and within 5 minutes after landing.
In this case, the deviation angle to the longitudinal axis of the local vertical DM varies from + 79 ° (start input) to an angle of 0 to 5 ° in the moment of contact. In this station is only telemetry.
Power consumption 34.8 W
SPM modules were expected to feature an entirely new design, finally ending the reliance on the architecture of Vladimir Chelomei's TKS spacecraft, which had served as the basis for almost all Soviet and Russian space station modules exceeding 10 tons in mass.
SPM operating as part of the station will increase the ISS RS power to weight ratio and free space volumes which will make it possible to significantly broaden the program of research and experiments to be carried out onboard the segment and improve conditions for cosmonauts work and rest.
Avant-Space develops Command and Data Handling (C&DH) system handles all data sent and received by the SPM, including science data and ISS operation data. The system is connected to RF transmitter and receiver units that are the sole point of passage for data entering or leaving the SPM. The basic data flow over a space link is made of Telemetry(TM) and Telecommand (TC) data.