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Heatshield sensors

Date: 19 October 2016
Satellite: Schiaparelli
Copyright: ESA/ATG medialab

The heat shield of the ExoMars 2016 Entry, descent and landing Demonstrator Module, Schiaparelli, was equipped with a variety of sensors designed to take measurements as the module entered the martian atmosphere.

The Combined Aerothermal and Radiometer Sensors Instrument Package, COMARS+, used sensors on the back heatshield to measure pressure, temperature and heat flux. System sensors on the front shield were monitored by the data housekeeping system.

Last Update: 24 May 2017

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