Counting Down to Chile

The final preparation are underway for the ESA SAFER trials…

Leading up to future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond, the Verification and Validation (V&V) activities of Autonomous and Robotics System are increasingly complex as systems become more integrated and mission goals more challenging. To address these current and future needs, ESA is undertaking a number of activities to build the necessary experience and testing infrastructures to tackle these new challenges.

Setup as a real mission emulation, this project will be demonstrating the use of a remotely commanded rover platform and will provide the rover operators and the science team with first-hand experience of remotely operating a representative mobile platform and acquiring field data to further refine the operational scenario of future rover missions.