The subsurface penetrating radar on the rover of China's Mars 2020 mission

@article{Zhou2016TheSP,
  title={The subsurface penetrating radar on the rover of China's Mars 2020 mission},
  author={B. Zhou and ShaoXiang Shen and Y. C. Ji and W. Lu and F. Zhang and Guang-you Fang and Y. Su and Shun Dai},
  journal={2016 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)},
  year={2016},
  pages={1-4}
}
  • B. Zhou, S. Shen, +5 authors S. Dai
  • Published 13 June 2016
  • Geology
  • 2016 16th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
China's Mars probe including an orbiter and a landing rover will be launched by 2020. A subsurface penetrating radar (SPR) instrument has been selected to be a part of the payload on the rover. The main scientific objective of the SPR is to characterize the thickness and sub-layer distribution of the Martian soil. The SPR consists of two channels. The low frequency channel of the SPR will provide a penetration depth of 10 to 100 meters with a resolution of a few meters within the Martian soil… Expand
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