Planetary Science, Space Instrumentation and Astrochemistry

We engage in space exploration with building instruments and exploiting the data-streams from planetary missions. Open University hosts instrument PIs of missions such as Huygens (Saturn), Rosetta (comet 67P), and Exomars. Various groups are exploiting these data to determine the history of Mars’s geology, study the magnetic fields of Saturn, and reveal the chemical evolution of our solar system.


Fraser, Holland, Lewis, Mason, Patel (Open University)
Nelson (QMUL)

Jackman (Southampton)

Barnett, Brown (Sussex)