Northern Light Mission to Mars

Algonquin Radio Observatory is the official ground station for the forthcoming Northern Light mission to Mars. Northern Light is a small robotic lander system which will survey the Martian environment in order to prepare for future human presence missions. 

The Observatory's 46m radio antenna will be utilized to return signals directly from the surface of Mars. The antenna will also assist in locating the probe en route to Mars. 

For more information on Northern Light visit the official mission website at Marsrocks.ca.

Northern Light