May 29

“V-ERAS-14: A Virtual Reality Mars Exploration Mission” Presentation at PyCon06

A r report on the V-ERAS-14 mission has been presented by the technical staff  of the Italian Mars Society) at the PyCon06 Conference which took place in Florence (Italy) from 17 to 19 April 2015.   The V-ERAS demo sessions have also attracted a lot of interest from conference participants.  

Mar 4

ERAS selected to participate in ESA 2015 Summer of Code In Space (SoCiS)

We are pleased to announce that the European Space Agency (ESA) accepted IMS as a mentoring organization for this year of their ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS 2015). If you are eligible to participate in SOCIS and interested in contributing code to the ERAS project, make sure to apply, using this form, before the […]

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

Oct 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: by September 30, 2014 in order to be considered. Both individual applications and group […]

Aug 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 […]

Jul 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 […]