Help Send a Rover to Mars!

Canadian Astronomy

Crowdfunding its Way To Mars:
The Northern Light Mission

This mission needs YOUR help! A Canadian group is looking to launch a compact lander and micro rover to Mars in 2018 and is relying heavily on crowdfunding to do so.

Here are some of the details listed on the Northern Light IndieGogo page:

“Led by Dr. Ben Quine, a professor of space engineering at York University, and Canadian space company Thoth Technology, the team has been developing the Northern Light mission to explore Mars.”

“In space, small is beautiful, and Northern Light is small. The complete entry, descent and landing system, lander, micro-rover and science payload have a combined mass of just 75 kg.”

Northern Light Lander and Robotic Arm Northern Light Lander and Robotic Arm

The mission would include a mini rover to explore the surface:

Beaver Rover Prototype Beaver Rover Prototype

“With a mass of approximately 6 kg, the Beaver rover will be used for geological surface exploration. Beaver will…

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