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MicroARES - flight model

Date: 19 May 2015
Satellite: ExoMars Schiaparelli
Depicts: MicroARES sensor
Copyright: LATMOS, France; ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk; DREAMS Team

Pictured here is the flight model of the MicroARES sensor, one of a suite of sensors on the DREAMS payload of the ExoMars Schiaparelli module.

MicroARES will measure atmospheric electrification; the ARES stands for Atmospheric Radiation and Electricity Sensor.

The other sensors on the DREAMS (Dust Characterisation, Risk Assessment, and Environment Analyser on the Martian Surface) package are:
MetWind – to measure the local wind speed and direction;
DREAMS-H – to measure humidity;
DREAMS-P – to measure pressure;
MarsTem – to measure surface temperature; and
SIS (Solar Irradiance Sensor) – to measure the transparency of the atmosphere.

Last Update: 30 September 2015

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