2020 Mission Landing Site Selection Working Group (LSSWG)

The Landing Site Selection Working Group is a team of scientific and engineering experts from academia and industry whose job is to recommend a landing site for the ExoMars Rover and Surface Platform. This proceeds via a coordinated landing site selection process that involves maximising the potential scientific return of the mission while adhering to engineering parameters.

LSSWG Science Community Events

Date Event Venue Documents
17th December 2013 ESA/IKI Call for Landing Site Proposals -

Announcement, Proposal Guide & Template, Landing Site Selection Users Manual

26-28th March 2014

1st Landing Site Selection Workshop

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villanueva de la Cañada, Madrid, Spain.

LSSW1 Report

11-12th December 2014

2nd Landing Site Selection Workshop

ALTEC, Torino, Italy.

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20-21st October 2015

3rd Landing Site Selection Workshop

European Space Research and Technnology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands.

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27-28th March 2017 4th Landing Site Selection Workshop European Space Research and Technnology Centre (ESTEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands. -

8-9th November 2018

5th Landing Site Selection Workshop

University of Leicester, UK.

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Landing Site Study Resources

Landing Site Study Resources are available for download to the public, including reports and derived geospatial data products. General information on the landing site candidates is also available on dedicated pages for: Mawrth Vallis and Oxia Planum.