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Robert Lillis

Principal Investigator for ESCAPADE Mars mission, Research Scientist and Associate Director of the Planetary Group at the UC Berkeley Space Science Lab

Robert Lillis is a planetary space physicist and geophysicist specializing in four main areas: 1) solar energetic particles and their effects on planetary environments, 2) electrodynamics of planetary ionospheres, 3) remote sensing of crustal magnetism and 4) the physics of atmospheric escape and climate evolution. He has studied several planets but Mars is his primary focus. His research approach is broad, encompassing data analysis, modeling and both instrumentation and mission development.

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An ESCAPADE to Mars, on the cheap

Can NASA send robotic explorers to Mars for a tiny fraction of what most missions cost?