The probe will analyse seismic activity on the red planet

Instrument

deployment arm

Solar

array

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3

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1 Seismometer

Will record tremors from geological faults on Mars and shockwaves created by meteors that strike the ground

 

2 The Rise experiment

The Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (Rise) uses radio equipment to track the precise position of the lander on the surface to reveal how much Mars wobbles as it orbits the sun. This is key to determining the size of Mars's core and whether it is liquid or solid

 

3 Heat flow probe

Will burrow

5 metres into the ground to measure how fast heat rises from the planet's interior

Instrument deployment arm

Camera

Solar array

Seismometer

Will record tremors from geological faults on Mars and shockwaves created by meteors that strike the ground

The Rise experiment

The Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (Rise) uses radio equipment to track the precise position of the lander on the surface to reveal how much Mars wobbles as it orbits the sun. This is key to determining the size of Mars's core and whether it is liquid or solid

Heat flow probe

Will burrow

5 metres into the ground to measure how fast heat rises from the planet's interior