The "Space Systems for Planetary Applications" (SSPA) research team is primarily focussed on the development of space missions and the associated technologies for the geophysical exploration of the Solar System.
The research performed by the SSPA research team falls into two main themes:
- the study of the internal structure and physical properties of telluric planets and small bodies of our Solar System
- the study of solid/atmosphere coupling of planets
For both of these themes, the team’s activities are separated into (1) the preparation of space missions including the design and development of future space instrumentation, and (2) the analysis of data from past or current missions.
We invite you to discover our projects and research subjects through the following pages:
The InSight mission to Mars
Martian microphone on board the Perseverance rover
Small body missions (DART, Hera, MMX)
Infrasounds and missions to Venus
Six axes seismology: the PIONEERS project