Feb 26

V-ERAS-14 Mission Report released

We are pleased to announce the  release of the V-ERAS-14 Mission Report. Between 06- 14 December 2014 the Italian Mars Society has conducted simulation of a Mars exploration mission in Madonna di Campiglio, Trento, Italy in the framework of the ERAS program. This general report is an overview on what happened during the Mars analog […]

Feb 8

V-ERAS-14 Mission Completed!

V-ERAS Crew1 has successfully closed out the very first V-ERAS rotation held in Madonna di Campiglio. Below some videos of the most relevant activities http://youtu.be/VvVjOo9gvpo   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Em6WMICC14   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC6p3Efty-8

Ott 10

The V-ERAS Call For Volunteers is open!

The Italian Mars Society is pleased to announce that volunteer positions are now open for participating as crew members at the first V-ERAS rotation scheduled to run from December 7 till December 14, 2014. Volunteers should send their applications to: v-eras@marssociety.it by September 30, 2014 in order to be considered. Both individual applications and group […]

Ago 27

Voice Commanding for Trevor: the ERAS robotic testing platform

In the above video the first outdoor ride of the trevor rover. Trevor is playing the role of ERAS robotic testing platform and will be functional to the field testing of the ERAS C3 Subsystem applications. Trevor has been derived from the veter open source project with the modifications needed to fit the ERAS C3 […]

Lug 27

V-ERAS: A Virtual Environment for Planetary Exploration Crews Training

We are currently working on an immersive virtual reality simulation of the ERAS Station (V-ERAS). The major advantage of such virtualization is that it will be possible to undertake training sessions with a crew that can interact with its future environment before the actual station is built. The development effort is currently divided in three […]

Apr 27


We are happy to announce that the Italian Mars Society has been accepted as an official Google Summer of Code 2013 mentor organization. So, from now on, we would like to encourage all interested students to visit our GSOC Ideas Page.You may decide to work on these ideas or use them as a starting point […]

Nov 27

Presentation of the ERAS Project at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

The ERAS project has been presented by Yuval Brodsky (ESA / Italian Mars Society) at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) which took place in Naples (Italy) from 1 to 5 October 2012. The presentation has been done within the “Moon, Mars and Beyond: Analogues, Habitation and Spin-Offs” session. The corresponding paper that will be part […]