The lander will weigh 60 kg including all landing attachments. The mass of the lander on the surface will be 32 kg.
The principal investigator of Beagle 2 is Prof. C.T. Pillinger of the Planetary Sciences Research Institute of the Open University, Milton Keynes, Great Britain. The mission manager is Mark Sims of the University of Leicester. The instrument system manager is Derek Pullan. The development of the lander is being performed by Astrium. The Beagle 2 Lander Operations Centre may be located at the National Space Science Centre.
|Instrument||Responsible Institute||Mass allowance [kg]|
|Panoramic Camera||Mullard Space Science Lab.||0.3|
|XRS||University of Leicester||0.15|
Beagle 2 has a robotic arm which has 5 degrees of freedom and hence has a great deal of flexibility. The present concept is that at the end of the arm there will be a flat plate (called the “Paw”) which will carry a grinder, a corer, an X-ray spectrometer (XRS), a Mössbauer spectrometer, and a microscope. The panoramic camera will be mounted higher up the arm. The interface engineer for the Paw is Shaun Whitehead.
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