Mars Sample Return separation, artwork

Mars Sample Return separation, artwork

C011/7636 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Mars Sample Return separation, artwork. This CNES (French) spacecraft was based on plans proposed in the late 1990s to obtain samples from Mars and return them to Earth. One plan was proposed for launch in 2007, with sample return in 2008. This was cancelled, but various sample return missions are still being planned (such as ExoMars, scheduled for 2018). This one was designed to separate into stages with the stage at left used to find and collect samples injected into orbit by an earlier Mars lander, and then return them to Earth. The stage at right would also enter orbit around Mars and carry out other mission objectives.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 2007, 21st century, artwork, canceled, cancelled, cnes, collection, esa, european, european space agency, exploration, french, illustration, interplanetary trajectory, mars, mars mission, mars sample return, martian, mid-course, mission, msr, netlander, netlanders, orbiter, planet, planetary, planetary science, probe, probes, research, separating, separation, solar panels, solar system, space, space craft, space flight, spacecraft, spaceflight, stage, stages, technological, technology, unmanned

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.