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Recommendation for the Narrowing of ExoMars 2018 Landing Sites

Publication date: 01 October 2014

Authors: The ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG)

Issue: 1.0
Year: 2014

Copyright: ESA

Reference: EXM-SCI-LSS-ESA/IKI-004

As a first output of their ExoMars 2018 Landing Site Selection (LSS) support activities, the Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG) has been asked to examine all candidate landing site proposals; requesting where applicable additional information from the pro-posing teams, the science community, and industrial teams; to prepare a well-informed recommendation for up-to-four sites to be the scope of the next, more detailed stage of evaluation. Their recommendation is presented in this report.


  1. Executive summary
  2. Document scope and introduction
  3. Landing site selection process
  4. Scientific constraints
  5. Engineering constraints
  6. Planetary protection constraints
  7. Proposed landing sites
  8. Recommendation for the narrowing of ExoMars 2018 landing sites
  9. List of acronyms and abbreviations

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Last Update: 01 October 2014

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