Simulating Mars human-robotic surface activities in terrestrial analogs has evolved into an efficient tool for developing exploration mission architectures. These simulations seek to understand the advantages and limitations of future human planetary missions, add value for the development of remote science operations, and help to understand the constraints and opportunities of the technology and workflows.
After 11 previous international Mars analog mission simulations, the Austrian Space Forum has established a field campaign infrastructure and associated workflows in the field of human-robotic mission simulations. The next major international Mars exploration simulation is planned to be in the South of Oman (February 2018) with the collaboration of the Oman National Steering Committee. There is an open call for experiment proposals for this mission in the fields of robotics, geosciences, operations, human factors and astrobiology emulating the search for life on Mars.
Submissions of proposals MUST reach the Austrian Space Forum office ([email protected]) via Email not later than 30 June 2017 in electronic form.
For more information about the open call, please visit http://oewf.org/en/portfolio/amadee-18/