The operation of landers on planetary surfaces is a special aspect of space exploration. The Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) has a unique experience in this field: the first comet lander, Philae and the first asteroid nano-lander, MASCOT, were operated from the respective Lander Control Center at MUSC in Cologne. Also, HP³, which was part of the NASA/JPL InSight mission, is operated from MUSC. Currently a mission to Phobos, with a Rover as part of the Japanese Mars Moon eXplorer (MMX) mission and the Peregrine Mission One, which will measure radiation on the Moon, are being prepared.
Find more information about the Space Exploration Missions in the Service Portfolio Module on the right (see Downloads section).