Exomars Mission facts and figures

The Exomars programme comprises two missions:

  • An Orbiter plus an Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator launched in 2016
  • A rover to be launched in 2020

Close-Up Imager (CLUPI)

Micro-Cameras & Space Exploration has completed the phase B of the development of the electronics for the Close-Up Imager, a candidate on the rover of the ESA Exomars mission.

A camera breadboard has been developed and tested.

Instrument PanCam

Credit: UCL/MSSL

Micro-Cameras & Space Exploration has completed the phase B of the development of the PanCam Wide-Angle Camera (WAC) head, part of the PanCam instrument mounted on the rover mast.

Instrument Urey


Micro-Cameras & Space Exploration has been identified by NASA/JPL as a key partner in providing electronics for the Urey instrument onboard Exomars with emphasis on miniaturization, in order to cope with the tight mass constraints of the Urey instrument. The Urey Instrument was designed to carry out a series of in situ experiments on Mars as a part of the initial rover package on the ESA ExoMars-Pasteur Mission.

The Urey Electronics controls the movement, processing, and detection of the samples. The electronics consist of the spacecraft interface (S/C I/F) Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), the Instrument Controller FPGA, high and low voltage power supplies, detectors, and lasers. The electronics control the sequencing of the instrument and all data formatting necessary for output to the ExoMars Rover.